Easter is just around the corner, and the Easter Bunny has a few stops to make in Taylor.
On Thursday, April 18, Sirloin Stockade will host its 14th annual Easter egg hunt, which will feature 14,000 eggs.
"It just keeps getting bigger and better because more people keep showing up," said Paul Herrera, manager at Sirloin Stockade.
Every year, Herrera adds 1,000 eggs for children to hunt. He said it is to attract more people to the event, but is also in anticipation of more people participating since Taylor is growing. As the event continues to grow, Herrera said an adult hunt might be added in the future.
"We might do an adult drop and see how many adults we can get carrying a basket," he laughed. "Maybe in 2020."
Currently, the age groups are 0-4 at 6 p.m., 5-8 at 6:30 p.m. and 9-12 at 7 p.m. Children will need to bring Easter baskets.
Herrera said the event is held on Thursday so it does not interfere with other Easter egg hunts, but sees it as a kick-off to a weekend of fun events in Taylor.
At the event there will be a DJ, bounce houses, balloon artists, face-painters and train rides. All of the activities are free for guests.
The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance, and there will be giveaways for each age group.
City of Taylor
On Saturday, April 20, the city of Taylor will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Murphy Park.
"This event builds community and the Main Street Program is all about fostering community," said Main Street Manager Debbie Charbonneau. "It's friends with friends having a good time."
She said the format is similar to last year's event.
There will be three age groups, 0-3 beginning at 10 a.m., 4-7 at 10:30 a.m. and 8-12 at 11 a.m.
Charbonneau explained that the hunt will be in Murphy Park because Heritage Square is not ready to be used for events just yet.
"Right now, we're not doing any community events at Heritage Square so we can get the grass all set. That's the only reason," she said. "Future egg hunts will be at Heritage Square Park."
On Sunday, April 21, the Braided and Faded Crew will host its sixth annual mega Easter egg hunts in Fannie Robinson Park.
The Crew will have five different hunts by age. The baby hunt is for children 0 to 12 months, the little hunt is for children up to the fifth grade, the junior hunt is for middle school children, the big hunt is for high school children and the grown-up hunt is for adults. There will also be a mega hunt in which any age can participate.
The first hunt will begin at 3 p.m.
Similar to previous years, each of the hunts, including the mega-hunt, will have golden eggs with cash prizes and other surprises. The Crew will have 10 golden eggs spread out through all six hunts.
Braided and Fade Crew Founder, Shareeta Fairley said there will be free food and drinks, along with door prizes throughout the day.
Donations and volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call Fairley at 254-444-8752.