ST. GEORGE — Grab your baskets and crack open the fun, this family farm is back with another festive event. 

Payton Fisher takes a photo with cash winners from the adult easter egg hunt at Fisher Family Farm in Hurricane, Utah, circa 2023 | Photo courtesy of Payton Fisher, St. George News

If you’re ready to hatch some Easter plans, Fisher Family Farm has you covered with their Easter Extravaganza. Bonus: attendees could hop away with up to $3,000 in cash and prizes. 

“It’s exciting to provide a fun opportunity for families to come out together, spend the day outside and get to be competitive,” Fisher Family Farm owner Payton Fisher said. “We also believe that kids don’t get to have all the fun, parents do too, which is why we do an adult easter egg hunt.”

Bring the whole family and enjoy a day filled with laughter, excitement and unforgettable memories amidst a picturesque backdrop. With fields of colorful eggs waiting to be discovered, it’s bound to be a barnyard blast for everyone. 

Thanks to a variety of sponsors, the farm was able to increase this year’s cash and prizes from $700 last year to over $3,000 this year. The cash and prizes will be evenly distributed between the hunts as follows: ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-16 and an adult hunt for ages 17 and older.

Attendees enjoy the Easter Extravaganza at Fisher Family Farm in Hurricane, Utah, circa 2023 | Photo courtesy of Payton Fisher, St. George News

A scavenger hunt for all ages will take place after the adult hunt and include money and prizes. Among the prizes will be two $50 gift cards to the farm’s garden center and two family passes to any farm event in 2024.

Last year, Fisher said he and his family had no idea what to expect when they decided to put on the Easter event. They planned for approximately 300 people and purchased 2,000 eggs – an amount that would allow for plenty of eggs per participant. They were in for a big surprise when over 1,500 people showed up.

“It was a bit overwhelming and amazing at the same time,” he said. “Even though it was total chaos, the most amazing thing to witness was the community members who stepped in and volunteered to help.”

Community members helped guard the eggs, some drove the tractor train and others showed their extreme gratitude for the event. This year, the farm is prepared with over 6,000 eggs. They hope to have as many in attendance as possible.

About Fisher Family Farm

Payton Fisher and his wife Katie purchased the farm specifically for the garden center. The massive endeavor was a scary undertaking, as reported by St. George News.

“We sold our rentals, sold all of our toys, we literally sold everything in our lives to make this a reality,” Fisher said.

Plants grow inside a greenhouse at Fisher Family Farm in Hurricane, Utah on Feb. 21, 2023 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

That included selling their five-bedroom, three-car garage home that was on a third of an acre for the downpayment and infrastructure of the farm. They now have a one-car garage covered in dirt. And they wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We love gardening and thought it would be a great way to get back to the soil and be able to provide a living at the same time,” he said.

With the garden center being profitable about 4-5 months out of the year, the family knew they needed to do more to stay afloat and provide a stable living. That’s when the agrotourism aspect came into play. 

“It truly has been super fun creating events all year round,” he said. “It is really good for our mental health to be able to constantly be changing and working on new adventures. Our dream is to be able to keep providing fun opportunities for families and allow a space for the public to come on the farm and enjoy all that it offers.”

Fisher said the most valuable aspect of owning the farm is having his kids work right alongside him. He feels gratitude toward the community for their support since the farm’s opening. Watching kids be kids and play in the dirt is a constant reminder of why he does what he does.

Payton Fisher and his family pose for a family photo, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Payton Fisher, St. George News

Fisher Family Farm has spots available for their upcoming kids’ summer farm camp. The camp’s four-day interactive learning system allows youth to learn about animals, gardening, where food comes from and more.

“The kids’ eyes lighting up as they discover new things makes it all worth it,” he said about the summer camp. “Each day begins with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by morning chores, followed by education and ending with play.”

Ever thankful, Fisher said continued backing from the community remains the key.

“Our family would like to thank the public for coming, enjoying and supporting what we have put on over the last 18 months,” Fisher said. “The kids’ camps, farm school, slip-n-slide, easter egg hunt, fall festival and Christmas.” 

Event details

What: Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza at Fisher Family Farm
When: Tuesday, March 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Where: Fisher Family Farm, 1162 3000 S Suite 1 in Hurricane
Admission: Pre-sale tickets are  $10 for adults and $7 for kids. Door prices are $12 for adults and $9 for kids.
For more information, see the event page.

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