SAN RAFAEL, CA - AUGUST 26: Fresh brown eggs sit in a bowl August 26, 2010 in San Rafael, California. Egg prices have skyrocketed nearly 40 percent since two Iowa egg farms recalled more than a half billion eggs that are believed to have sickened 1,300 people with Salmonella poisoning in several states. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Your Easter egg hunt just got a lot more expensive – thanks to inflation and the avian flu outbreak.

According to the USDA, the price of a dozen large eggs is up 44% over this time last year.

On top of inflation raising prices on just about everything at the grocery store, an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has forced poultry farmers to kill over 23 million chickens and turkeys to limit the spread of disease.

USA Today reported that since the “standard practice” in the poultry industry is to destroy all infected and exposed birds, there are fewer egg-laying hens to “meet the upcoming demand.”

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2022 Easter Celebrations & Events In New Jersey

  • Easter Cookie Scavenger Hunt - March 26th

    Haddon Heights, NJ

  • Easter Fondant Decorating Class- March 26th

    Denville, NJ

    Our in store classes are back with our first event this Saturday. Tickets are on sale until Thursday evening so hop on...

    Posted by Mo'Pweeze Bakery on Sunday, March 20, 2022

  • Easter Bunny Arrival Party! - April 2nd

    Princeton, NJ

    Easter Bunny Arrival Party with Mad Hatter & Friends!

    Welcome in spring with the arrival of the Easter Bunny featuring FREE family fun for all ages, Saturday, April 2nd from 10:30AM - 12:30PM! Celebrate with: 🎸 Live music 🎨 Crafts 🕹 Games 🎈 Balloon...

  • Easter Egg Hunt- April 2nd

    Belmar, NJ

    There will be over 2,500 eggs placed in the sand for the children to find and one golden egg in each age group with a ticket for a prize.

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  • 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!- April 2nd

    Toms River, NJ

    2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

    Please join us on Saturday, April 2nd at 11am on our front lawn for our second annual Easter Egg Hunt! Easter Egg Hunts will be grouped by ages (0-3, 4-7, and 8-12). Egg Hunts will begin at 11:15AM...

  • Egg Hunt and Bonfire- April 2nd

    Brick, NJ

    Open to the Public Save the date for FREE FUN, FUN & more FUN! Easter Egg Hunt and Bonfire Saturday, April 2, 4-8 pm....

    Posted by Osbornville Baptist Church on Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • Bunny Hop- April 2nd

    South Plainfield, NJ

    Hopping 🐇into Spring 🌼Registration for the 🐰Bunny Hop 🐣 will open on Monday, March 7th @ 10:00AM.Check OUT all of our...

    Posted by South Plainfield Recreation on Thursday, March 3, 2022

  • OMG! Yogurt Bunny Bash- April 3rd

    Seagirt, NJ

    OMG! Yogurt Bunny Bash

    Eventbrite - OMG! Yogurt Bunny Bash - Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2153 NJ-35, Sea Girt, NJ. Find event and ticket information.

  • Lunch with the Easter Bunny- April 3rd

    Long Branch, NJ

    Local Event: Lunch with the Easter Bunny

    Sunday April 3, 2022: Come and join us for a delicious lunch, followed by an egg hunt. Menu of chicken fingers, fries and juice. Children...

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny- April 9th

    New Egypt, NJ

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-SOLD OUT

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-SOLD OUT Hosted By New Egypt Elks Lodge #2457. Event starts on Saturday, 9 April 2022 and happening at New Egypt Elks Lodge #2457, New Egypt, NJ. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information.


  • Easter Egg Hunt- April 9th

    Holmdel, NJ

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  • Easter Eggstravaganza- April 9th

    Middletown, NJ

  • Easter Bunny Bike Parade- April 9th

    Hazlet, NJ

    Bike with a Bunny

    Hazlet Recreation will celebrate the second annual Bike with a Bunny Parade on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Rain Date April 16.) We are looking forward to another fun event! this event is limited to...

  • BUNNY BONANZA!- April 9th

    Somerset, NJ

    Bunny Bonanza!

    BUNNY BONANZA! Saturday, April 9th 11:00am-1:00pm Township Gazebo 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH Take your own photo with Mr. & Mrs. Bunny! Grab & Go goody bags (while...

  • Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt- April 10th

    Manahawkin, NJ

    Since we could all use a taste of Spring and thoughts of warmer weather on this gloomy day...mark you calendars for...

    Posted by Stafford Recreation on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • Jenkinson's Egg Hunt- April 10th

    Point Pleasant, NJ

  • Easter Bunny and Friends Cookie Decorating Class- April 10th

  • Easter Egg Painting Class- April 11th

    Point Pleasant, NJ

    Mon. Night April 11 6 pm Easter Egg Painting Clas

    Eventbrite - Robbin Russell at Soule' Culinary and Art Studio presents Mon. Night April 11 6 pm Easter Egg Painting Clas - Monday, April 11, 2022 at Soule' Culinary and Art Studio - 800 Ocean Rd. Point Pleasant, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ. Find event and ticket information.

  • 19th Century Easter Celebration- April 16th

    Wall, NJ

    The Easter Bunny was shopping today in the Allaire General Store! He will be joining us for the 19th Century Easter...

    Posted by The Historic Village at Allaire on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • Easter Egg Hunt- April 16th

    North Plainfield, NJ

    Join us Saturday, April 16th for the Easter Egg Hunt at Vermuele Community Center!

    Posted by North Plainfield Recreation Department & Parks Commission on Tuesday, March 8, 2022