Easterfest 2023


A Fun Family-Friendly & Dog-Friendly Event

AT TAVES FAMILY FARMS

Friday – Sunday | April 7 – 9th

9:15 AM to 4:00 PM daily

                     Bring out the family and take a hay ride around the farm and embark on an egg hunt! Pet the goats and bunnies, see our donkey, alpaca, turkey, chickens, geese, sheep, and pig, ride the pedal karts, bounce on the jumping pillows, and have some sliding good fun!

Your Easterfest Pass Includes:

Hayride, petting goats and bunnies, seeing other farm animals, jumping pillows, slides and pedal karts.

ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:


TREATpass (Every Day)

Make sure you buy a Treatpass to collect eggs and treats around the farm! Nibble on tasty food from the concession (waffles, hot dogs, pulled pork on a bun, mini donuts, ice cream, and slushies).

 


TREATpass (Saturday & Sunday Only)

Enjoy EGG-STRA fun on Saturday & Sunday only: Watch our magician perform at 10:45 am, 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. We will also have Steamworks food truck on site!

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Dog TREATpass

A Dog TREATpass can be purchased as an add-on to allow your four-legged friend to visit five stations about the farm, where unique, local dog products and treats can be found!

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New!

If you download our app to navigate through the hunt, show us at the Country Store and receive 10% off your purchase! Simply, search for Wish Trip – Trek & Explore, then taves Family Farms, and you can explore our Easterfest Trek!

Available on Android and iPhone

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Something Just For the Adults

Are you a big kid looking for some Easter fun? Check out the Taves Estate Cidery ADULT Easter Egg Hunt!

April 1st

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FAQ

Friday April 7th to Sunday April 9th, 2023.

The farm opens at 9:15 AM and the first hayride will be at 9:30 AM. The hayride will run every 20 minutes until 3:20 PM.

Please try to arrive at the farm at least a ½ hr before your hayride time so that you can check in and get to the loading area (*if you select the 9:30 AM hayride time, you may just come by 9:15 when we open our gates). You may arrive early or stay on the farm until closing to enjoy all the farm activities, however please make sure you take your hayride during your booked time. If you are late for your hayride, please wait in the standby line for the next available ride.

YES… ALL guests ages 3 and up must have an Easterfest Pass to enter the farm.

NO… children 2 and under are FREE to enter the farm. However, if you want them to collect treats at the stations around the farm and participate in the egg hunt you will need to select and purchase an Easterfest TREATpass for them.

We suggest you check out our ADULT Easter egg hunt OR if you are joining another family/friend group for the day and they are the ones purchasing a TREATpass please text 778-655-4144 for assistance.

NO…All children, walking age and up, who WANT to participate in the egg hunt and collect treats at the stations around the farm will need an EASTERFEST TREATPASS. Adults (or others) going along with their children do NOT need a treatpass, but anyone without one will not be able to take prizes at the stations.
YES…you can bring your dog to certain parts of the farm. You can even add on an Easterfest DOG treatpass and take them around to collect their own treats at the stations. Dogs are allowed in the picnic area of both Applebarn and Taves Estate Cidery as well as our Farmville area. Sorry, but dogs must stay outside the egg hunt area in our apple trees for food safety reasons, however you can take them on the hayride with you!

Please keep them on a leash, be mindful of other guests and clean up after them. Please do NOT bring dogs too close to our animal pens, into the orchard or into our farm buildings.
Your pup will walk around to 5 stations to collect some unique local dog grooming products as well as a few edible dog snacks.
Farmville is open which includes a jumping pillow, pedal karts and a whole host of barnyard animals to view including goats, donkey, alpaca, turkey, chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs and rabbits. In addition, the petting barn, country store and concession will be open. The hayride will be running every 20 minutes to take you and your group to the Bunny Trail for the egg hunt.
Yes, all guests with the Easterfest Pass are able to enter both the bunny and goat pens to pet the animals. Goat feed is available onsite for purchase.

His performances are complimentary with your Easterfest Admission passes on Saturday and Sunday ONLY. Performances will be at:

  • 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • 12:00 pm -12:45 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
YES… We recommend buying online as there will be a very limited supply available at the gate.
Come to the main guest parking lot and follow the parking signs. You’ll drive into our field for parking and enter the farm through our TICKET BIN located in the middle of the field. Bring an email copy of our tickets or the QR code for check in or show it on your phone. Your food items will be collected from our concession.
Yes…We have a full service washroom with men, womens and family stalls. We also have an accessible stall complete with a baby change table available onsite.

The concession will have waffles in the morning only, hotdogs and pulled pork on a bun in the afternoon and donuts, ice cream and slushies all day. The Steamworks food truck will be here Saturday and Sunday only. Taves Estate Cidery has self-serve charcuterie boards with a choice of crackers, meat and cheese available for purchase as well as chips and nuts.

In the event of illness we always recommend you gift or sell your tickets to someone you know who can join us. There are NO refunds or credits on any TREATpasses or food items purchased for the event. All requests for credits on tickets must be done BEFORE the event and should be sent via email to [email protected]. We reserve the right to decide if reasons for not attending are valid. Text 778-655-4144 for more information.

The event will run rain or shine. We have tents and picnic tables available. Please dress for the weather. There are no credits or refunds for weather.
Yes…Taves Estate Cidery will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
Yes…We have hard and soft cider flights and specialty cocktails as well as bottles available for sale.
Yes…Children can enter the picnic area and goat pens with adult supervision, but the lounge area is for guests ages 19 and over. Please remember to bring 2 pieces of government issued ID if you want to enter the lounge or buy alcohol.
Yes…You can enter the goat pens for free, but we ask that you first check in at the cidery tasting barn and make a purchase – either some drinks or snacks to enjoy while you’re here.