Schedule of Events for the 85th Hopkins Raspberry Festival | July 11-19, 2020
Please note, this schedule is tentative until July 1st
Each year, a medallion about the size of your palm is hidden somewhere in Hopkins during the festival. The person who finds it first earns a $300 cash prize. Clues to finding the medallion will begin appearing Monday, July 15, 2019. The clues will be posted on the website and social media at 8:00 am each day.
Golden Raspberry Contest Rules
- The Golden Raspberry will be hidden on public property within the Hopkins city limits
- Clues will be posted on the festival’s web site, and on social media at 8:00 a.m. and each day thereafter
- It will be found outdoors
- It will be in an open area, not buried or hidden
- It will not be hidden in a place more than six feet high
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner – 2017: Chris Aanestad
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner – 2018: Mike Schatz
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner – 2019: Gary Wong
Clue #1 – It’s the 2019 Raspberry Festival, 85 years of Hopkins fun! For this year’s Golden Raspberry, you’d better prepare to be #1!
No need to look far to the east, and there’s no need to look far to the west; From the ground to the air, looking for a straight line would be best!
Clue #2 – The search for the Golden Raspberry is on; you’re starting to get warm! But as you’re carving out a path, tough clues have become the norm!
Since most of Hopkins was once farms, that wouldn’t be a clue. This year, it’s not in the grass, someplace more urban. That’d be true!
Clue #3 – All hands on deck, let’s start to make your search more golden! But for needed success, some history to make you embolden!
Remember it’s before 20,19 where this years search occurs. Near an old gravel pit, near where Mr. Adams visited, please refer!
The Golden Raspberry has been found! It was located at the Overpass Skate Park. Congratulations, Gary Wong! We will see you Saturday at the Families in the Park Event to claim your prize!
Please Keep in Mind
- Property must not be damaged during the search for the Golden Raspberry or while taking selfie photos
- Previous winners of the contest, and their immediate family (e.g. parents, spouses, brothers/sisters, children), are not eligible for prize consideration for five (5) years after winning the contest
- Contest winners will be announced on the Family Days Main Stage, Central Park on Saturday
- Selfie contest winners in the two categories: Individual, and Family or Group setting will be randomly selected as long as they meet the criteria of the contest
A big thank you to the 2019 Golden Raspberry sponsor, Nelson’s Meats.
Good luck and happy hunting!
The tradition of Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty dates back to the very beginning of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival. Come join our reigning Royalty give their farewell, and congratulate the newly crowned Raspberry Royalty continue a Hopkins tradition more than eight decades in the making. Stay for the Royal Ball and celebrate with dozens of visiting Royalty from communities all around Minnesota. Admission: Raspberry Button.
JCI Hopkins is an organization providing professional and personal growth through training, networking, and community involvement. Membership is open to men and women ages 18-40. Live music courtesy of In2ition. Beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.
Featuring boys and girls high school rugby teams and a middle school showcase. Coaches’ meeting/players gather at 8:30 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.hopkinsrugby.com.
The entire community of Hopkins turns out on Mainstreet for Family Day to enjoy food, music and dozens of vendors displaying their crafts. There are family oriented activities available in Central Park.
The Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair takes place on Mainstreet between 6th and 14th Avenues and includes: vendors, local business displays, artists with crafts, clothing, art, woodwork, merchandise, food and beverages. There is plenty to do at this event so come early and shop! This event is held rain or shine.
To vendor registration information, visit the Marketplace Craft Fair Registration Page
Help keep families together and healthy by making a blood donation. A Minnesota-based, independent nonprofit, they supply life-saving blood, state-of-the-art laboratory services and biomedical expertise around the country and the world. Donate a pint of blood and receive a free pint of Raspberries!
Walk-ins are welcome! To schedule your blood donation prior to July 14, please visit the Memorial Blood Center page.