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Easter Eggs and Horror Films highlight this week's 5 Around Town

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On this Easter weekend, kids will find several opportunities to hunt for eggs and see the Easter Bunny. At the same time, horror film buffs get a festival all their own.  

HAMPTON PARK EGGSTRAVAGANZA


The largest Easter egg hunt in Charleston is Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm at Hampton Park. The FREE Easter egg hunt is open to kids 12 and under. Bring your own basket for the hunt. In addition to the hunt, kids can enjoy a jump castle, cookie decoration, as well as a petting zoo and pony rides. You can find out more by clicking here

MAGNOLIA GARDENS EASTER EGG HUNT

Thousands of plastic Easter eggs will cover the lawn at Magnolia Gardens Saturday for the annual hunt. Kids will be divided into different age groups for the egg hunts. Kids 2 and under will hunt at 10:30 am. Children 3 to 5 will start at 11 am. The 6 and 7-year-olds will hunt for eggs beginning at noon. The last group, the eight to ten get their chance to find a prize at 1 pm. You're encourage to arrive 30 minutes before the start times. The Easter Egg Hunt is free with garden admission. Find out more at Magnolia Gardens' website.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT MIDDLETON PLACE

The Eggstravaganza at Middleton Place starts Saturday at 10:30 am in three age groups. Other activities include an egg toss, egg roll, egg dying and a visit from the easter bunny. Easter Eggstravaganza activities are free with Middleton Place admission. Find out more at the Middleton Place website.

HAT LADIES EASTER PROMENADE

The Hat Ladies will meet at Marion Square between 10:30 - 11:30 Saturday morning. Then they will stroll through downtown, on King and Meeting Streets, wishing everyone a "HaTpy Easter!" You can learn more about the Easter Promenade and the Hat Ladies in general, go to hatladies.org.

LOWCOUNTRY FARM TOURS

Continuing Eat Local Month, Lowcountry Local First is promoting self-guided tours of Lowcountry farms on Saturday. You can meet the growers, learn about farming practices, and indulge in local food. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, you can visit nearly a dozen farms on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Tickets are $25 and you can check in at Sun Dog Cat Moon at 2908 Maybank Highway on Johns Island. For more a compete list of stops on the tour check out lowcountrylocalfirst.org/farmtours

RIVERDOGS 5K

Race to homeplate at "The Joe" in the 11th Annual RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5K. It starts at 4:00 pm in front of Joe Riley Park and ends on the field where Charlie T. Riverdog is waiting. Registration starts at 1:00 pm at the stadium and continues until 3:45 pm. Entry is $35 and includes a t-shirt, a ticket to the RiverDogs game against Rome Braves, and post-race party with food from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Go to http://rileyparkevents.com/5K.html for more information.

HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

A week after the Charleston International Film Festival, a new film fest will turn the screen red! The Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest makes its debut at Sterett Hall Auditorium in North Charleston with screenings Saturday and Sunday. The festival will showcase independent horror films from all over the world. Prizes will be awarded including the "homegrown Horror" award recognize the best South Carolina produced films and filmmakers. Screenings start at 11:00 am both Saturday and Sunday. Daily tickets are $20 at the venue. To find out more, check out http://www.crimsonscreenfilmfest.com/

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