With the weather warming up to the mid to high 50’s this Easter Sunday, it’s a wonderful time to take a road trip. Celebrating their 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday, Young’s Jersey Dairy, just outside of artistic and picturesque Yellow Springs, is a wonderful destination for your Easter festivities.
Those familiar with Young’s Jersey Dairy will know that they are a locally famous for their fresh creamy ice cream and other dairy products. Since 1869, this Dayton region landmark has been a family owned and operated business. While the retail operation started 1958, with simple self-serve bottles of milk made available to the public, they have grown to be a well-rounded destination for family entertainment. From full service dining options, to their fresh baked bakery goods, to Udders and Putters (an 18-hole farm theme miniature golf course), to batting cages, a driving range and Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, there is something for all age groups.
This weekend’s annual Easter egg hunt will focus on the fun for the younger age groups of children 10 and under. For this free event that is held rain or shine, the dairy hard boils and dyes over 4,000 eggs.
On the day of the event, there are three separate egg hunts with the groups divided by age. The first hunt starts promptly at 2:00 pm and is for little ones ages 4 and under. At 2:15 children ages 5-7 will begin their hunt and the third hunt starts at 2:30 and is for those who are ages 8-10. Young’s website suggests arriving 10 – 15 minutes early in order to find the line and to be prepared when it’s time for your age category to begin hunting. Paper bags will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own Easter basket from home.
Joining the festivities of the day will be Barnabe, Young’s mascot. Even though he is a cow, he will be sporting his bunny ears for the occasion. He’s happy to pose for pictures so you can capture the moment.
After the Easter egg hunt is over you are welcome to make your way over to the barn yard. For just a few cents, folks young and old, can feed the baby goats.
Remember there is so much to see and do at Young’s Jersey Dairy, that whether you go for the ice cream, the miniature golf, the baby goats or the Easter egg hunt, itself, you are sure to have a memorable and fun day. For directions, click here.
From all of us at Barker, Beck, Collins & Kronauge, may you have a Happy Easter!