Dillsboro to host 25th Easter Hat Parade


Horse drawn carriage rides at the Easter Hat Parade


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Dillsboro is hosting its 25th annual Easter Hat Parade Saturday, March 30. The parade takes place annually the Saturday before Easter and begins at 2 p.m at the Dillsboro Town Hall. The parade is a beloved Dillsboro tradition that features people of all ages wearing a wide array of unique hats.

The Easter Hat Parade is the perfect opportunity for families to come out and enjoy the friendly atmosphere Dillsboro has to offer. Kids will have the opportunity to have their faces painted, meet the Easter bunny and participate in Easter egg hunts. Participants can bring their own hats to the parade or create one on the lawn of Dogwood Crafters beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded by judges following the parade for categories such as: prettiest, funniest, largest, smallest, most unusual, best smelling, cutest, most outrageous and best in show.

In addition to the parade, Dogwood Crafters is presenting an English tea at the Jarrett House Inn. Artisans from Dogwood Crafters will prepare the delicacies to accompany the tea. There are seatings available at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required.

Dillsboro is a historic town with unique local merchants offering a wide variety of local art, crafts, gourmet foods and gifts for every visitor.

Additional parade information is available by visiting this website, calling the Jackson County Visitors Center at (800) 962-1911 or by calling (828) 586-1600.

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