Children hunt for Easter eggs hidden among the dandelions during Saturday’s egg hunt at the Pumpkin Patch west of Sequim. Hundreds of children took part in the event, which also featured pony rides, face painting, a bounce house and hay rides around the property. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Children hunt for Easter eggs hidden among the dandelions during Saturday’s egg hunt at the Pumpkin Patch west of Sequim. Hundreds of children took part in the event, which also featured pony rides, face painting, a bounce house and hay rides around the property. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula kids scramble for Easter eggs

Scheduled Easter egg hunts in Clallam County drew hundreds of children on Saturday.

Traditionally the largest on the North Olympic Peninsula, the KONP Easter Egg Hunt unleashed excited hordes of children at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles during its 41st year.

The Pumpkin Patch Flea Market hosted an Eggstravanza, which included an egg hunt of about 3,000 plastic eggs at 260045 U.S. Highway 101.

The Sequim Elks Lodge provided a hunt — and a visit from the Easter bunny — at the lodge at 143 Port Williams Road.

In Joyce, the Kitchens Family Community Easter egg hunt was at the Crescent School grounds, 50350 state Highway 112, where the Easter bunny handed out goodies.

The West End Youth & Community Club will offer an Easter egg hunt at Clallam Bay School on Saturday and everyone who participated won a prize.

The Hungry Bear Cafe & Motel hosted its 19th annual Easter egg hunt while the 39th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt offered 1,500 dyed eggs and more than 500 plastic eggs filled with candy at Tillicum Park in Forks and the First Baptist Church of Forks had a series of events including a hunt featuring more than 2,000 plastic eggs containing candy and prizes.

Jefferson County

Other hunts were also set in Chimacum and Quilcene.

Two Easter egg hunts are scheduled in Port Townsend today.

The Port Townsend Elks Lodge hunt, the oldest continuous Easter egg hunt on the Peninsula, is set for 8 a.m. today at Chetzemoka Park on Jackson Street at Blaine Street in Port Townsend, while St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be at noon today at 1020 Jefferson St.

One-year-old Cason Cremer, right, is unsure about sitting next to the Easter bunny while his brother, Campbell Cremer, 3, shows interest in a basket of eggs during Saturday’s Easter egg hunt at the Pumpkin Patch west of Sequim. The youngsters, both from Billings, Mont., were two out of hundreds of children taking part in the event. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

One-year-old Cason Cremer, right, is unsure about sitting next to the Easter bunny while his brother, Campbell Cremer, 3, shows interest in a basket of eggs during Saturday’s Easter egg hunt at the Pumpkin Patch west of Sequim. The youngsters, both from Billings, Mont., were two out of hundreds of children taking part in the event. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Youngsters take off at the start of Saturday’s 41st annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children set out in search of thousands of plastic eggs in an event that also included a prize drawing for registered youngsters. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Youngsters take off at the start of Saturday’s 41st annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children set out in search of thousands of plastic eggs in an event that also included a prize drawing for registered youngsters. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ezra Garcia, 2 1/2 of Joyce, grabs for another plastic egg at the Kitchen Family Easter Egg Hunt in Joyce on Saturday. The 17th annual Kitchen Family Community Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year on the grounds of Crescent School with several hundred young children and their parents dashing for plastic eggs with prizes inside. (David Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Ezra Garcia, 2 1/2 of Joyce, grabs for another plastic egg at the Kitchen Family Easter Egg Hunt in Joyce on Saturday. The 17th annual Kitchen Family Community Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year on the grounds of Crescent School with several hundred young children and their parents dashing for plastic eggs with prizes inside. (David Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Amanda Critchfield of Sequim watches as her daughter, Amelia Critchfield, 5, looks through her basket of goodies after Saturday’s hunt at the Pumpkin Patch near Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Amanda Critchfield of Sequim watches as her daughter, Amelia Critchfield, 5, looks through her basket of goodies after Saturday’s hunt at the Pumpkin Patch near Sequim. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ten-month-old Argelia Segundo of Forks was too young to compete with the older youngsters but did come up with a few Easter eggs during the annual hunt. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Ten-month-old Argelia Segundo of Forks was too young to compete with the older youngsters but did come up with a few Easter eggs during the annual hunt. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Children cavort in an inflatable bounce house at the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Children cavort in an inflatable bounce house at the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Three-yearold Diana French, along with her mother, Christina French of Port Angeles, looks over her collection of eggs at the end of the KONP Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Three-yearold Diana French, along with her mother, Christina French of Port Angeles, looks over her collection of eggs at the end of the KONP Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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