Starting with... how did we just find out about this amazing festival?

You've heard of chocolate fests, strawberry fests, apple fests... but have you ever heard of a raspberry fest?

Nope. Me either.

But apparently there's a huge one this weekend in Hobart, Indiana. Sure it's two hours from Rockford, but the fest sounds pretty packed with fun and worth the drive.

So here's the rundown:

  • Raspberry Madness Festival at Johnson's Farm Produce on E. Ridge Road
  • September 2, 3 and 4
  • Free samples
  • Crowning of the Raspberry Princess
  • Face painting
  • Hula hoop contest
  • Limbo contest
  • Pie eating contest

There's also something on their Facebook event page about hamburgers and a goat village... which don't have anything to do with raspberries, but I mean, goats and burgers usually don't disappoint.

At just $7 a person, it sounds like a pretty fun fest!

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