Raspberry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

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Announcement: Raspberry Festival 2020
May 5, 2020

As we, the Benedictine Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, are deeply concerned about the health of the monastic community as well as the health of our friends during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Raspberry Festival — always held on the first Sunday in August — will be postponed this year.

In addition, we are deeply grateful for all the small businesses and individuals who have been our sponsors in past years and know of the hardships they are enduring. We do not want to place an unnecessary burden on those who have supported us. While we are sad we cannot host this event this summer, we understand that the circumstances are highly unusual and we look forward to celebrating with everyone next year.

Thank you for your support of us and this event!

Sr. Mary Forman, OSB

Share Your Creativity: Be an Arts and Crafts Vendor!

Join the Raspberry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho. This is an outdoor show, so be prepared for any weather. You are responsible for your own tables, tent, etc. Space is limited, please register early. Arts and crafts must be made by the artist. No catalog or craft kits. (No raspberry products or bread please.) All booths will sit on grass and need to be staked to guard against wind.  Please note: All booths will be positioned on the grass of the lower lawn directly in front of the stone Monastery building in order to accommodate increased number of vendors and provide a cool and inviting setting for guests.

Fee is $35 for each 10’x10’ space. No refunds.

Booth set-up is the day of Raspberry Festival 7 – 9:00 a.m. Vehicles are not allowed on the Monastery lawn and will have to be removed from the fair area before the festival begins at 9 a.m. Electricity is not available. No overnighting at the site. Food and drink available for purchase.

The Raspberry Festival
This annual fund-raiser to benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is in its 27th year. More than 3,000 people attend annually from around the United States and beyond, enjoying a $5 pancake breakfast, fresh raspberry shortcake and gourmet hamburgers, Bingo, live music, kids’ carnival, art show, car show, hand-crafting demonstrations, fun run & walk, vintage sale, chapel and Museum tours and more. Raspberry jam, wine and other products are also available for purchase. Activities are located on the lawns surrounding the stone Monastery building as well as in our Spirit Center.

For more information about the Raspberry Festival Arts & Crafts Fair, please contact Judy Snyder at 208.962.5053 or jsnyder@stgertrudes.org.