Hunt for the Golden Raspberry

Join the Hunt!

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 Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 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

Please Keep in Mind

Property must not be damaged during the search for the Golden Raspberry. 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 Central Park Mainstage, in Central Park on Saturday evening

Good luck and happy hunting!


You'll find the daily clues here when the hunt begins!

Clue #1

Eighty-Eight is great! The 88th Hopkins Raspberry Festival is here!
You’re all waiting for Golden Raspberry clues.
Time to raise this search into gear!

Vexing all of you with the lead clue; Let everyone yet again see!

Perhaps starting with a rough kick? Nope! It’s right by a tree!

Clue #2

Searching for the medallion can be difficult, Golden Raspberry where are you?

But if you see all the things available at this place, there’s so much you can do!

The photos from ‘37 show no trail, path, or court; maybe a Doug, John, or Frank,

Look past Arnold’s field, near trickling water, and don’t draw a blank!

Golden Raspberry Found!

Congratulations, Tom Lauinger! The Golden Raspberry was located in Valley Park, near the trail to the community gardens.

Tom Lauinger

Recent Winners of the Hunt

Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2022: Tom Lauinger
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2021: Joe Prusak
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2020: Ben Goodlund
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2019: Gary Wong
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2018: Mike Schatz
Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2017: Chris Aanestad