Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival News

5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Is Today!

Today is the day! Join us for the 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser to support the Raspberry Festival Royalty Scholarship Program.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Dinner runs 4 – 7 p.m. and includes: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad and an Ice Cream Sundae Bar ($1 additional). Dinner cost is $9 for Adults, $5 for kids (10 and under). Event will take place at the Hopkins Activity Center,  33 14th Avenue North in Hopkins. See you tonight!

Past Raspberry Queen Crowned West Wind Princess

Abby Massee, the 2008-2009 Hopkins Raspberry Festival Raspberry Queen, was crowned the 2014 West Wind Princess at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Coronation on the evening of January 24 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

After her reign as Raspberry Queen, Abby was crowned a 2010 Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess. As a member of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family, she will make hundreds of appearances with her Royal Family and travel to cities around Minnesota, the United States, and Canada.

Abby is currently working on her Communications degree with a minor in Marketing at Minnesota State University – Mankato. Outside of studying, she is called on to deliver motivational speeches to youth groups and coordinates events. In addition, Abby and members of her family continue to volunteer with the Raspberry Festival each year.


Video of Events Added to UStream.TV

The festival traditionally broadcasts the Senior, Junior and Royalty Coronations along with the Fashion Show and Parade. If you missed the events, you can view them on the Festival UStream.TV account: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hopkinsraspberryfestival

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make this year’s 79th Hopkins Raspberry Festival a success.

A special thank you to all of the Hopkins area businesses and the city of Hopkins for generously supporting the festival!  Without your time, talents and donations none of this would have been possible!  Please take time to view the Sponsors page http://raspberrycapital.com/sponsors/ and make it a point to stop by these local businesses to thank them!  We look forward to seeing you next year for our 80th Celebration!

Sunday, July 21 Events

The last day of the 79th Hopkins Raspberry Festival concludes with: Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph Campus of St. Gabriel’s Parish at 8:30am; Albert Pike Masonic Lodge opens at 11am; 5-Mile Raspberry Run beings in Central Park at 11am & the Mainstreet Mile begins at Noon; Elks Lodge will host Bingo, food and pull tabs at Noon; Hopkins VFW Pig Roast begins at 1pm; and the Festival comes to a close with the Grande Day Parade on Mainstreet beginning at 1pm.

Saturday, July 20 Events

Day eight of the 79th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Marketplace Arts & Craft Fair on Mainstreet from 9am–4pm; Softball tournament at Central Park from 9am – 5pm; Rugby Tournament at Maetzold Field from 9am – 5pm; Community Band performances at Downtown Park from 11am – 4pm; Albert Pike Masonic Lodge opens at 11am; Hopkins Lions Club Beer Fest at 9th Ave & Mainstreet from Noon – 3pm; Elks Lodge host Bingo, food & pull tabs from Noon – 10pm; Lip Sync Contest in Central Park from 3-4:30pm; Families in Central Park –  kid activities, music, Disc Dog Frisbee competition, Pros of the Rope from 4-10pm; Pro wrestling benefit at the Hopkins Pavillion at 6:30pm; Hopkins Jaycees Street Dance at 9th Avenue and Mainstreet featuring Tim Mahoney beginning at 8:30pm; and Fireworks in Central Park at 10pm.

Friday, July 19 Events

Day seven of the 79th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Bingo, food, & pull tabs at Elks Lodge from 6-10pm; Hopkins Jaycees Street Dance at 9th Avenue and Mainstreet with Rocket Club featuring the Devon Worley Band from 8:30pm – 12:30am.

Raspberry Royalty Coronation

Join us as we bid farewell to the 2012-2013 Raspberry Royal Family at the Raspberry Royalty Coronation and Ball, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. This is a formal event! $3 button admission required.

Can’t attend the coronation but would like to watch it?  Check out our UStream Live Broadcast at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hopkinsraspberryfestival

Golden Raspberry has been found!

The Golden Raspberry has been found!  It was found by Joey Prusak of Hopkins.  The location of the Golden Raspberry was behind the Fire Station. Thanks all for playing!

Thursday, July 18 Events

Day six of the 79th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: The hunt for the Golden Raspberry clue for day four can be found on our website – www.raspberrycapital.com and at Driskill’s at 8am; Music in the Park begins at 11:30am in Downtown Park and continues until 7pm; Raspberry Royalty Coronation & Royal Ball will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts from 7-11pm.

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