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 12, 2023. 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

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival is back and for 89 years old, it’s young at heart!
As for Golden Raspberry clues, time’s a wasting, so let’s get a start!
It’s somewhere not official or judicial, but rather beneficial for the people to view!
Near construction, but not an obstruction, that allows certain folks to pass through.

Golden Raspberry 2023

Recent Winners of the Hunt

Golden Raspberry Contest Winner - 2023: Shaun Pakenham
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