Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival News

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make this year’s 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival a huge success!

A special thank you to all of the Hopkins area businesses and the city of Hopkins for generously supporting the festival.  Without their 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 and let them know how much you value their support of this proud tradition.

We look forward to seeing you next year for our 81st Hopkins Raspberry Festival!

Sunday, July 20 Events

The last day of the 80th 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 Pulled Pork Lunch begins at 1pm; and the Festival culminates with the Grande Day Parade on Mainstreet beginning at 1pm.

Saturday, July 19 Events

Day eight of the 80th 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 The Devon Worley Band beginning at 8:30pm; and Fireworks in Central Park at 10pm.

Friday, July 18 Events

Day seven of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Bingo, food, & pull tabs at Elks Lodge from 6-10pm; Hopkisn Has Talent presented by Hopkins Health and Wellnes at the Hopkins Center for the Art at 7:00pm; and the Hopkins Jaycees Street Dance at 9th Avenue and Mainstreet with Uncle Chuck from 8:30pm – 12:30am.

Royalty Bids Farewell at Coronation

Congratulations to our Raspberry Festival Royalty on a successful year representing Hopkins! The Royalty Coronation will take place at the Center for the Arts tonight at 7 p.m. If you cannot join us, you can watch it live here:


Golden Raspberry Found!

Congratulations to Dennis Stanton! He found the Golden Raspberry near the white PVC downspout on the clock tower plaza. Thank you all for playing and thanks to long time board member Greg Smith for hiding the medallion for many years.

The Hunt Continues!

Day four of the hunt for the Golden Raspberry! The Raspberry Festival Board of Directors has verified that the Golden Raspberry is indeed still in it’s hiding spot!

Clue #4 – I hear musical notes every hour

More information: http://raspberrycapital.com/events/golden-raspberry/

Thursday, July 17 Events

Day six of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Music in the Park begins at 11:30am in Downtown Park and again at 7pm; and the Raspberry Royalty Coronation & Royal Ball will be held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts from 7-11pm.

Hunt for the Golden Raspberry Continues

Day three of the hunt for the Golden Raspberry continues.  Clue #3: The hour’s getting late as Jimi Hendrix once said in his song “All Along the Watch Tower.”

Wednesday, July 16 Events

Day five of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Laun E. Anderson Fishing Event at Shady Oak Lake from 9am – Noon; Steak Fry, Meat Raffle, Pull Tabs and Raspberry barge at the Hopkins American Legion 5:30pm-8:30pm; and the Junior Royalty Coronation & Dance at the Eisenhower Community Center at 7:00pm until 9:30pm.

More info: http://raspberrycapital.com/events/events-calendar-2/

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