Be a Candidate
Are you interested in representing the city of Hopkins as part of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royal Family? The Royal Family is comprised of nine individuals: Senior Queen and Senior King (Senior Ambassadors), Junior Prince and Princess, Junior King and Junior Queen, Raspberry Festival Princesses (2) and Raspberry Festival Queen.
The Royal Family represents the city of Hopkins by traveling to other Minnesota area festivals and volunteers their time at local events (e.g. Empty Bowls, Elementary School Events, Hopkins Tree Lighting Ceremony, Hopkins Old Fashion Holiday, Family Resource West Toy Drive, Noon Year’s Party at the Hopkins Activity Center). While representing the city of Hopkins, the Royal Family creates their own new extended families with treasured memories and travels around the state of Minnesota.
The candidate programs are a great experience for all. We encourage you to review the three separate candidate programs below.
Questions? Call 952.931.0878 or e-mail the Royalty Candidate Coordinator.
Qualified candidates are young women between the ages of 17-25, a graduate of high school by June 2018, have never been married, divorced or pregnant and must live, work OR attend school in the Hopkins or Minnetonka School Districts (graduates of Hopkins or Minnetonka School Districts attending college elsewhere still qualify).
Junior candidates must live in Hopkins School District #270 and be at least 6 years old but not 9 as of July 1, 2017.
Senior Ambassadors must be at least 55 years of age and live, work or volunteer in the city of Hopkins, Minnetonka, or the Hopkins School District.