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Grab your basket — and mask — and hop on out to one of the  Easter egg hunts happening across WNC this weekend.

While there aren't nearly as many egg hunts as a normal year, it's a welcome return to tradition for kids who missed Easter egg hunts entirely last year.

Masks are mandatory and families are asked to respect social distancing from others.

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Here's the line-up of where to go on an Easter Egg Hunt in WNC this weekend.

Asheville

Trinity Baptist Church. 12 p.m. April 3. Billed as the “largest Easter egg hunt in Asheville,” there will be over 5,000 eggs with prizes and 25 grand prizes. Festivities include food, music, and games, including a bunny-hop race, horseshoes & corn hole tournament. 216 Shelburne Rd, Asheville.

Bent Creek Community Park. 11 a.m. April 3. Families with a child participating in the egg hunt are asked to drop off a dozen filled eggs at the park by 9 a.m. that morning. (There will be a box under the pavilion to drop off the night before, as well.) Kids under 4 will get a 2-minute head start for the egg hunt. The Easter bunny will be making an appearance, as well. 125 Idlewood Dr, Asheville.

Cane Creek Valley Farm. 1 p.m. April 3. Eggs will be hidden in two sections for ages 6 and under and 7 and up. $5 per kid. Arrive in time to pay the $5 fee prior to the 1 p.m. start time. 1448 Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher.

Blue Ridge Cowboy Church. 12-2 p.m. April 3. Easter activities include a pony ride, games, food and an egg hunt at 1 p.m. 49 Saxon Hill, Fairview.

Maple Ridge Baptist Church. 12 p.m. April 3. The Easter egg hunt will be accompanied by an eyewitness re-enactment of the first Easter. Grand prize for kid and teen who finds the most eggs. 133 Medford Branch Rd, Candler.

Biltmore Estate. Daily April 1-4. Instead of a traditional Easter egg hunt, families go on a photographic scavenger hunt to discover 25 giant beautifully decorated giant Easter eggs in the gardens and in Biltmore House and snap photos with each egg. Click here for more info.

Hendersonville

St. John in the Wilderness. 11 a.m. April 3. Outdoor church services will also be available before and after the egg hunt. 1895 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock.

The Bridge Church. 3 p.m. April 3. Three egg hunts for different age groups, plus activities including face painting and treats. 580 Upward Rd, Flat Rock.

Weaverville

Flat Creek Baptist Church. 2 p.m. April 3. Easter egg hunt and treats for kids ages 10 and under. 21 Flat Creek Church Rd, Weaverville.

Canton

Canton Recreation Park. 10 a.m. April 3. The annual egg hunt is put on by the Canton Police Department. The egg hunt will be divided into two separate age groups. Ages 1-5 will be located in the area of the picnic sheds and ages 6-12 will be located between the new dog park and the Little League Baseball Field. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance, as well. 77 Penland St., Canton.

Canton First Baptist. 11 a.m. April 4. There will be an Easter egg hunt for preschool through fifth grade with individual distanced egg hunting areas. 74 Academy St, Canton.

Waynesville

Haywood Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 3. The historic Shelton House, located next to the farmer’s market held in the parking lot of HART theater, will be passing out Easter candy bags during opening day of the farmer's market. Click here for more info. 250 Pigeon St, Waynesville.

Smoky Mountain Sk8way & FUN ZONE. 1 p.m. April 3. The skating rink and kid’s amusement center will host a public skate with the Easter Bunny on the rink starting at 1 p.m., with an egg hunt at 3 p.m. $8 for skating, $5 for Fun Zone only.

Waynesville Elks Lodge. 1 p.m. April 3. There will be an Easter egg hunt for ages 12 and under and photos with the Easter Bunny. 510 Dellwood Road in Waynesville.

Maggie Valley

Cabbage Rose. 4 p.m. April 3. There will be multiple age groups, starting with the youngest ones, with older ones venturing out the farthest into the field. Prizes in each egg, along with prizes for the best Easter bonnet and best costume. 3388 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley.

Creekwood Farm RV Park. 1:30 p.m. Apirl 3. The annual Easter Egg hunt is held on the ground of the RV campground along the banks of Jonathan Creek. The filled plastic eggs are hidden, with golden eggs containing special prizes. 4696 Jonathan Creek Rd.

Maggie Valley United Methodist Church. 12 p.m. April 3. The egg hunt will have zones for different age groups for kids in 6th grade and under, with more than 200 eggs per section. 4192 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley.

Bryson City

Darnell Farms. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 3. Darnell Farms, a working family farm and agritourism destination along the Tuckaseigee River, will host its third annual Easter Egg Hunt, with loads of eggs, both real and fake, filled with surprises and a few grand prizes. Age groups for the hunt are: 10 a.m. ages 3 and under; 10:30 a.m. ages 4 - 6; 11 a.m. ages 7-9; 11:30 a.m. ages 10-12; 12 p.m. special needs children of all ages. There will also be an Easter Bunny photo booth and other Easter activities, plus a food truck onsite. 2300 Governors Island Rd, Bryson City.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. 10:30 a.m. April 2 and 3. Ride The Bunny Hopper Express Easter Train and disembark for an egg hunt with prizes at a picturesque layover destination. Easter bunnies visit with children in the train cars and pose for photos along the way. Click here for more info.

Franklin

· The Factory. 11 a.m. April 2 and 3. The Factory, a kid’s amusement center, will host an egg hunt with over 5,000 eggs and prizes at each hunt. Kids can also visit with the Easter Bunny. 1024 Georgia Rd, Franklin.

Cashiers

Village Green. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Village Green, a large park in the center of Cashiers, will have the Easter Bunny on hand to visit with children. 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers.