Raspberry Royalty Leadership Program

The Raspberry Royalty promote community service, volunteerism, and personal growth for young ladies within the local community. We provide these options via travel around the state, city, and civic events, and forging new relationships.

Candidate Program

May until Festival

Coronation & Royal Ball

During the festival

Raspberry Royalty

From Coronation until next festival

Current Royalty

Avalon Roberts


Avalon is a Junior at the College of Saint Benedict, where she studies Business and Communications with an emphasis in Marketing! At school, she is the student director of social media and content for the Saint John's University athletic department. Avalon spent the summer interning at Thrivent Financial as their social media marketing intern. Outside of work, Avalon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym, volunteering, taking photographs, and designing graphics for local sports teams.

Kharisma Naidu


Kharisma is a recent graduate from Richfield High School and is currently attending Hamline University. At Hamline, she will study Business Administration and Psychology which matches nicely to her passions of learning new perspectives, being challenged, and meeting new people. Kharisma is known as a hard-worker and gives it her all with whatever she is doing. She is excited to develop these skills further through education, volunteering, and professional growth opportunities.

Mara Lien


Mara is a recent graduate from Richfield High School and is attending Gustavus Adolphus College studying elementary education. She was a 2012-2013 Richfield Jr. Ambassador, and says it was the best experience of her life. Mara considers Hopkins her second “hometown” as she has been a part of the Hopkins Tuttle’s Youth Bowling League since she was three years old. Mara would describe herself as a social butterfly because she loves meeting and talking to new people and has a passion for working with children.

Royalty Events

Royalty Sponsors

The generous support of our sponsors helps us continue the long-standing tradition.

Visiting Royalty

Visiting Royalty first register for the Royal Goosechase, Coronation & Royal Ball, Sunday Brunch, and Grande Day Parade.


The first Raspberry Queen was crowned in 1935. Learn more about our rich history.

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