Maan Farms is a farm and tourist attraction in Abbotsford. In 2022 it hosted its second annual adults-only Easter event called Bunnies and Booze.
The dinner, games and egg hunts for adults took place on the evenings of April 8th and 9th in 2022. The farm also hosted more traditional events for families on the following weekend. 2023 will likely be similar.
Baby Animal Easter Days is the farm’s kid-friendly event. It takes place on the Easter Weekend (so on April 15th to 17th in 2022). To learn about the event for children and young families, click Baby Animal Easter Days. To learn more about Bunnies and Booze, continue reading or visit the official Maan Farms website.
Bunnies and Booze at Maan Farms
Bunnies and Booze was the first of two Easter events taking place at Maan Farms in 2022. Unlike many other Easter celebrations in Metro Vancouver, Bunnies and Booze is for adults only.
Celebrating its second year in 2022 and happening on two separate nights the week before Easter, Bunnies and Booze begins with delicious food and drinks from Mama Maan’s Kitchen. The evening continues with silly and entertaining games for all to enjoy. Music in the background is from the 1990s.
After dinner and the games, when dusk arrives, an adult Easter egg hunt takes place. This is when everyone searches for coloured eggs outdoors with their Easter baskets and flashlights. To make the hunt especially interesting, there’s one golden egg hidden on the property. Whoever finds the special egg first wins an awesome grand prize.
In 2022 Bunnies and Booze took place on Friday, April 8th, and Saturday, April 9th. It will likely happen on the weekend before Easter in 2023 too (although exact details are to be confirmed). Continue reading for more details about the event.
Location and Schedule
Bunnies and Booze happens at Maan Farms. The family-owned farm’s address is 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford.
The event ran from 6:00 until around 9:00 pm on both April 8th and 9th in 2022. Both nights followed the schedule listed below (more or less).
- 6:00 pm – Check-in and collect food and drinks
- 6:30 pm – Time to eat, drink and play games
- 8:00 pm – Egg hunt in the dark begins
- 8:45 pm – Prizes are distributed
- 10:00 pm – Lights out!
Tickets to the Bunnies and Booze event in 2022 cost about $90 each including online fees and taxes.
Admission includes starters and one of three main dishes, plus one alcoholic beverage each. Tickets also include access to all of the fun games, participation in the egg hunt, a goodie bag at the end and a chance to win prizes.
Since the egg hunt takes place at night, Maan Farms recommends participants bring their own flashlights and baskets to the event.
All Bunnies and Booze tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are not available on-site on the day (or at least they weren’t in 2022).
Event Dinner Menu
As previously mentioned, tickets to the Bunnies and Booze event include food. Everyone who attended in 2022 got one samosa and a few fresh pakoras as appetizers.
Admission last year also included your choice of tandoori chicken with fries, a charcuterie box or a shahi paneer bowl (which is like tandoori chicken on rice but without the chicken). According to employees at Maan Farms, the tandoori chicken dish is the most popular. We had three people in our party and we had one of each option. They were all delicious. Guests also receive one glass of beer or Maan Farms wine.
Although a couple of appetizers, one main dish and one drink are included with admission, there are also additional items for sale. While booking your ticket online, you can pre-purchase extra drinks, main dishes and desserts. You can also buy these as well as food products to take home with you on the day at the event. We went home with a bottle of strawberry rhubarb wine.
There were three different wines available in 2022 for about $19 per bottle when buying your tickets online. The choices were blueberry, strawberry rhubarb and Sahil (which is a dry white wine). For dessert, Egg-cellent Ice Cream cost $12 and a dozen mini donuts cost $10. For those wanting to buy even more fresh food, extra samosas cost $10, a bowl of butter chicken cost $14 and a chickpea curry bowl cost $13.
Bunnies and Booze Video
For a really good idea of what to expect at the event, check out the video below. As you’ll see, there is food, games, an Easter egg hunt, prizes and lots of fun!
To learn more about the activities at the event, see further below.
Easter Event Games
Activities at the Bunnies and Booze event are similar to what children might play at a comparable event, or what kids might play at summer camp. It’s surprising how much fun these games are when played by just adults (especially after having a few drinks)!
When we went in 2022 the games included racing with a raw egg on a spoon and egg tossing competitions between partners. The session of games lasted for about half an hour or so and the champion of each round won a prize. We dropped and broke our eggs remarkably fast!
About the Easter Egg Hunt
The highlight of the event (apart from the tasty dinner) is the Easter egg hunt! This was the first time we have done an egg hunt ourselves since we were kids before the turn of the last century. We went with our 19-year-old son and we all had such a great time. It was like we were kids again!
Participants are supposed to take their own flashlights and baskets to collect their eggs in. Most people use the flashlights on their phones (so make sure yours is well-charged). Baskets are also available for purchase, or you can simply use your pockets if they are big enough.
At the start of the hunt people gather behind a gate at the entrance to the Barnyard Adventureland play area. It’s a large grassy field that has play structures, old tractors to play on and other farm item displays. Many of the eggs have been scattered in plain sight. Special ones, however, are much more difficult to find.
When the organizer shouts “Go!” the crowd of adults races into the field in search of their eggs. There are six different colours to find including lots of green, yellow, pink and blue eggs all over the place. There are also just nine purple eggs and one golden egg.
How the Egg Hunt Works
During the hunt, if you find four eggs of different colours you’ll earn a prize (which is a goodie bag filled with treats). Pretty much everyone wins a goodie bag. If you find five eggs, however, so four of the regular colours plus a purple one, you’ll win an even bigger prize. And whoever finds the golden egg wins the grand prize which is a case of Maan Farms wine!
The egg hunt begins at dusk, so at around 7:45 or thereabouts. When we went the hunt continued for about 20 minutes. At the start it was still fairly bright out and the eggs were easy to see. By the end though it had gotten quite dark and flashlights were definitely needed.
After the golden egg is found and everyone has collected at least four different coloured eggs, the egg hunt finishes and everyone returns to the main building to collect their prizes. Some people head home soon after this final activity. Others refill their wine and beer glasses, do some shopping in the Country Kitchen, and continue to have a fun time with their friends.
All in all, the Bunnies and Booze event is a lot of fun! The food is delicious, as is the wine. The games are a blast and the egg hunt is a riot!
We estimate that the age range of participants was between around 19 and 70-ish with the majority in their mid-20s to early 30s. Regardless of their ages, everyone appeared to have a terrific time!
Dogs aren’t normally permitted at Maan Farms, but they are on certain occasions. They are allowed during the farm’s Easter season as well as during their Strawberry Days events. During these times dogs must remain on leash and stay away from the animal pens.
For more information about the Bunnies and Booze event, visit the Maan Farms website.
To learn more about the attraction in general, check out our article about Maan Farms.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Maan Farms at Easter
- Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch at Halloween
- Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms
- Maan Farms Sunflower Festival
- Vancouver Easter Activities
- Easter Brunch Restaurants
- Lower Mainland Wineries
- April Calendar of Events
- The Fraser Valley
- The City of Abbotsford