Raspberry Festival set for August 5
The 20th Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 5, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood.
A benefit for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, this family-oriented event features activities for the whole family, including a fun run and walk, arts and crafts fair, kids’ carnival, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and raspberry products.
The day’s activities will kick off with the 10K Fun Run (6.2 miles) or 5K walk (3.1 miles) at 8 am. The course begins at the Museum and takes runners and walkers over a pleasant, paved road to Keuterville and back. The quiet country road offers views of the Seven Devils mountains, the Gospel-Hump Wilderness Area, the Salmon River breaks and the Camas Prairie, making it one of the most scenic runs/walks in Idaho. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments.
A hearty Pancake Breakfast will be served outside the Museum, 8-10 am, featuring pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs.
Festival attendees can shop the arts and crafts fair, where more than 40 vendors have handicrafts and other homemade items on display. The centerpiece of the festival is lunch, with BBQ beef sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and Raspberry Shortcake served in the high school gym next door. Eat in the gym with your friends and enjoy live entertainment, or take your lunch outside to sit in the grass and enjoy the sun.
Eat, shop, play and relax with your neighbors at this year’s Raspberry Festival. Learn more and sign up for the Fun Run & Walk at www.MyRaspberryFestival.org.
Above are scenes from past Raspberry Festivals. From top down are the arts and crafts booths, pancake breakfast, giant raspberries, fun run and carnival.