2012 Raspberry Festival: Sporting Events

Take part in a wide variety of sports offered in conjunction with the festival.

The 78th-annual Raspberry Festival runs July 7 through July 15. There is no shortage of events to keep active throughout the festival.


Saturday, July 7

USTA Tennis Tournament

A sanctioned tournament with boys and girls 14s and 16s singles divisions.

Hopkins Youth Hockey will host a headlined by a National Wrestling Alliance “Seven Levels of Hate” match between “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce and “Colt” Cabana.

  • When: 7 p.m. (pre-match party starts at 4 p.m.)
  • Where:


Sunday, July 8

Flat City Bike Race

With different course lengths for kids and young adults, this race is sure to offer something for everyone. The entry fee is $25 for all races except juniors, which costs $10. Additional races cost $10 per race. The kids fun race is free.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Eighth and Mainstreet
  • More information: http://www.flatcity.org/

USTA Tennis Tournament

A sanctioned tournament with boys and girls 14s and 16s singles divisions.


Saturday, July 14

Men’s Softball Tournament

Men’s class C and D Teams only for this one-day, three-game-guaranteed tournament. Prizes awarded to first and second place teams. 

Hopkins Raspberry 7’s Rugby Tournament

Hopkins girls and boys teams playing against local Rugby teams.

Jaycees Waterball Tournament

The fourth-annual waterball contest takes place on one court with modified international rules with a limit of 16 teams, with a cost of $30 per team or $50 for two teams.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: 12th Avenue South and Mainstreet
  • More information: Contact Basis Elmore at 612-306-0461 or email her at boskerz@gmail.com.


Sunday, July 15

Raspberry Run

Minnesota’s second-oldest running race offers five-mile and one-mile races.


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