Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival News

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Raspberry Royalty Scholarship Fund

Mark your Calendars for an evening of fun, Saturday, April 18, 2015 – the 6th Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser for Royalty Scholarships! Dinner will be served from 4pm to 7pm; doors open at 3:30pm, and will be held at the Hopkins Activity Center. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10 (children under 4 are free).  Same price for 3 years in a row!

The evening will also entail more ways to support Raspberry: A Silent Auction, and $1 build-your-own Ice Cream Sundaes.

The Hopkins Activity Center will also be conducting and sponsoring Bingo (with prizes) for entertainment through the evening.

We hope you will join us and support this great event!




Upcoming Royalty Events

Join the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty at These Upcoming Events: January 30th: Alice Smith Winter Fest, March 13th: Girls with their Favorite Guys Dance, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 24: Empty Bowls

81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Planning is underway for the 81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival.  Join us July 11 – 19, 2015!

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/

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