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Doylestown’s Easter Egg Hunt is a Community Success

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It’s not often you see a bunny driving around in a black convertible Camaro, but if you were in Doylestown, you might. With spring arriving, the colored eggs are coming out and, in this case, golden eggs.

Kris Bolger, Volunteer President of Discover Doylestown, plans and helps bring events together to bring fun and enjoyment to the community.

Colorful golden eggs hidden within shops, children giggling in excitement, enthusiasm and joy running the town, it’s definitely not something you’d want to miss. This wasn’t just a normal easter egg hunt, it’s a fun amusing scavenger hunt where you get to walk through the beautiful streets and shops of Doylestown.

The easter egg scavenger hunt was free to attend and reoccurred from March 10 to March 30. The events were in the heart of Bucks County, Doylestown, specifically the Borough, East State Street.

Bucks County Community College students were happy to see this event taking place, as it brings students and professors back to nostalgic childhood memories.

“I remember always going over to my grandparents house when we finished at our house, and we’d do this outside which was a lot of fun, also doing it with my cousin kind of made it a competition” says Daulton Parry, a Bucks journalism student.

“I think it’s very important for the town to keep their traditions, while it brings communities together for a heart-warming fun memory”, another Bucks student who was avid participant of the scavenger hunt as a child said.

“It reminds me of one of the happiest memories when I was little, it’s definitely something that puts a smile on your face, even if you’re not a kid anymore, you can still pitch in on the fun”, they continued.

“Over 34 businesses are participating in this event in this area,” says Kris Bolger.

If you live in Bucks, there’s a high chance you’ve shopped from one of these businesses.

You might happen to be walking in a shop with hidden treasures. Stores like Siren Records, The Yellow Door, Moms Cookie Bar, The Doylestown Bookshop, The Paper Unicorn, Urban Sun, Sweetah’s Gluten Free Bake Shop, Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s, and many more are joining in on the excitement.

“Some stores haven’t been visited often, so this easter egg hunt gave a chance for new stores to be seen and visited”, Bolger says.  “From kid friendly stores like Monkey’s Uncle to Busy Bee Toys and Ramers candy, which is a popular hot spot,” Bolger adds.

“It’s introducing families to different stores, hunting through the storefronts. Hoping to encourage folks to visit more of our local businesses”, Bolger says.

Visitors could visit Monkey’s Uncle or Evolution Candy to pick up your easter egg hunt booklets. Then you’re ready to go to town and find the golden eggs in the participating stores.

The booklets gave a listing of where they needed to go to find the eggs. Each time they found a booklet, they got their booklet signed by the store owner or the manager by a sticker, or a stamp. Once they’ve collected all of them, they can win raffle prizes.

“This was the fourth year the scavenger hunt took place but the last 8 or 9 years they have been bringing the easter bunny out,” Bolger states. She mentioned during the covid lockdowns, they still brought the bunny down in a convertible that drove through the neighborhoods.

Participants located the golden easter eggs hidden in the town. “Some of them were really hidden and some of them were more of a kid friendly searching”, Bolger says.

Bolger mentions last year, “350 booklets were handed out”.


Bolger laid out the activities of the day, “Easter bunny in town, photos with family, balloon animals, face paint, food, golden and colorful eggs and tons of fun memorable and exciting activities.” Bolger added you might’ve even witnessed a bunny driving around in a car.

“Many business owners get involved to help out with these activities”, Bolger says.

If you missed these events, there’s always more. Bolger states they do fun activities and events like this all-year round. “Down to the Easter bunny, the huge arts festival, community clean up days, the 5k race, Santa, fright fest and many more to come”, Bolger states. She mentions they have a 5013c profit plan for their organization.

Bolger states “We are volunteers wanting to give back to our town”. They do their best to make Doylestown a beautiful place.

The Easter egg scavenger hunt is an amazing way to bring people together and bring positivity to the community. Lighten up your day with a family friendly fun adventure here at Doylestown, if you’re a college student looking to witness some fun and positivity, check out the other events in Doylestown!