Raspberry Festival set for August 4
The 21st Annual Raspberry Festival will be held Sunday, August 4, 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, quilt show, 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 hamburgers, hot dogs and Raspberry Shortcake served on the Monastery lawn. Enjoy live entertainment while you eat.
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.
Several scenes from past Raspberry Festivals.
Volunteers sought to help with Raspberry Festival
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Raspberry Festival on Sunday, August 4, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, in Cottonwood. From helping at the Kids’ Carnival to serving Raspberry shortcake, this great Cottonwood event is a success because of volunteer support. It is a day of fun, sun, and community connections.
The 21st Annual Raspberry Festival is a fundraising event for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and includes an arts and crafts fair, kids carnival, live entertainment and Raspberry Shortcake, Chapel tours and museum visits, cultural demonstrations. and more. Learn more about Raspberry Festival and register for events at www.MyRaspberryFestival.org.
To become a Raspberry Festival volunteer, contact Carolyn Radakovich at 208-962-5063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.