Hopkins Raspberry Festival

About the Royal Family

For more information on the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royal Family, please contact the festival office at 952-931-0878 or our Royalty Coordinator, at royalty@raspberrycapital.com.

Who is part of the Royal Family?

What does the Royal Family do during their one year reign?

What does the Royal Family receive in return for their service?

IFThe Crowns

For more than 10 years, our Raspberry Royalty each year have more in common than just titles. What are referred to as the ‘formal crowns’ were donated to the Raspberry Festival in memory of Jan Phillips 1994.

These are worn proudly by the Royalty during their reign at formal appearances, and passed on to the newly crowned Royalty each year at the Royalty Coronation.

Our Float

img014We might be biased, but we think we have one of the best floats! It has been in continuous service since 1991, when the Raspberry Festival commissioned it’s construction. Our float measures 12 feet tall and more than 30 feet long- and that’s not including the truck that tows it!

Our Junior Royalty ride on a mechanical merry-go-round. Our Senior Ambassadors relax on the lovely park bench. The Princesses have fun as they go up and down on the teeter-totter. And our Queen enjoys the view from her swing.

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival redesigned our float in 2013.  The float portrays a raspberry basket to honor the history of the festival which started by businessmen and farmers during the Great Depression to boost businesses in Hopkins.

WalserFoundation2013The Scholarships

The Raspberry Royalty Scholarship Fund is funded through the work of the Hopkins Raspberry Association charitable gaming operation, fundraisers, and most recently, the addition of the generous participation of the Walser Foundation.

Walser Automotive Group got its start in Hopkins when Jack Walser opened Town’s Edge Ford in 1956. Since then, we’ve been a proud member of the Hopkins community and have been committed to giving back to communities where we work, live, and play. The Walser Foundation donates 5% of pre-tax earnings to local nonprofit organizations and participates in numerous philanthropic events throughout the Twin Cities. On behalf of our employees, our customers and their families, Walser is proud to support Raspberry Royalty Scholarships.

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