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Harborfest 2017

Harborfest 2017The 19th Annual Harborfest 7s Rugby Tournament will be held on June 24th, 2017 at Kennedy Park on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha. As is tradition, there will be a FREE tournament pork loin roast for all to partake in beginning during the Championship match. Check back often for tournament updates on this page as well as our Harborfest 7s Facebook page!

Are you interested in placing an ad in our tournament program, one which will be given out free to countless spectators, players, referees, and fans? Click here!

Captains meeting is at 8:30 AM, matches begin at 9 AM sharp!

Harborfest 7s is a rugby tournament that the UW-Parkside Men's Rugby Football Club and Kenosha Vultures Rugby Club host every year. The motivation is to bring rugby to southeast Wisconsin, provide a quality venue for teams from all over the Midwest to compete in, and have the proceeds support youth and collegiate rugby in the Racine and Kenosha area. The tournament organizers pride themselves on running a timely tournament schedule, providing a top quality pitch, and creating an enjoyable rugby tournament atmosphere that is embraced by both the teams in attendence as well as the community and spectators.

Harborfest 2017

What: 19th Annual Harborfest 7s Rugby Tournament
Where: Kennedy Park (4051 5th Ave.), Kenosha, WI
When: June 24th, 2017
Who: We are having a mens/collegiates open bracket with up to 12 teams and a womens bracket with 4 teams.
Brackets?: Coming soon!
Facebook page?: Please become a fan of the tournament on Facebook!
How much?: $250 for mens/collegiates ($200 for a second side), $100 for womens teams
How do I pay?: Paypal is the preferred method and prepayment is mandatory to ensure your team a spot.

If you'd rather send a check, mail to John Murphy, 8804 32nd Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142, checks payable to UW-Parkside Rugby.

Whom can I contact with questions:

Dr. John Murphy
Phone: (262) 496-0234

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Todd Streeter
Cell: (262) 880-7602

Harborfest 2013This year as is every year, the Harborfest 7s tournament promises to be a great blend of rugby and socializing. Located on the lakefront of Kenosha during late June, this tournament gets more exciting every year. This year, we will have hardware for the winners, runnerups, and tournament MVP as well as a free post tournament social. As anyone who has been to Harborfest 7s can attest, we also have a free grillout that begins during the the tournament championship match with burgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, and pop. In addition to that, we will have Harborfest 7's t-shirts for sale (cheap!) and concessions to buy throughout the day. The captains meeting is at 8:30 AM and the first match will begin at 9:00 AM sharp.

Harborfest 2013Throughout the recent years, teams such as the Iowa Lions (2015 Champs), Oshkosh Pigs, Milwaukee Black and Blue (2002 Champs), Wisconsin RFC (2003, 2012 Champs), Milwaukee RFC (2005, 2006, 2007, 2016 Champs), Racine/Kenosha old boys, Milwaukee Harlequins (2009, 2010, 2011 Champs), Fond Du Lac Wolfpack, Michigan Old Boys, UW-Milwaukee (2004 Champs), UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville, UW-Madison, Ripon, Rockford Ravens, Lake Forest, the C-side C Men and UW-Parkside Mens have mixed it up on the pitch in beautiful downtown Kenosha.

Historically, Harborfest 7s has been comprised of rugby teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and we'd appreciate you passing on this link to any other teams you think would be interested.

We offer some nice hardware (Champion, Runner-Up and MVP) and recommend all teams to stay for a great post-tournament social.


  1. Each team must submit a roster with a maximum of twelve players. For roster form, click here! Please print this document so you have a copy of TOURNAMENT POLICY and a roster form to fill out.

  2. Every adult player, both men and women, must appropriately initial all required lines and sign this waiver of liability to be eligible to play: Click here for the waiver of liability.

  3. Bring your signed and initialed waivers from each player and a team roster to the captainís meeting.

  4. A team representative must be at the captainís meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m. under the tent. Brackets will be posted/emailed prior to tournament unless issues of uncertainty prevail.

  5. Rugby clubs are allowed to enter more than one team but will require separate rosters, waivers and entry fees for each team. Players are not allowed to switch rosters mid-tournament.

When emailing confirmation of attendence, please let us know if you intend to stay for post-tournament social so we can prepare for your arrival.

Driving Directions:

The tournament is located in downtown Kenosha at Kennedy Park.

If you are going to Mapquest or Yahoo Map the pitch, please use the following address:

4051 5th Ave.
Kenosha, WI

Current weather in Kenosha:

Hopefully this page has helped you with information on the 18th Annual Revived Harborfest 7s tourney. The tournament is a great tuneup for Lakefront 7s (July 9th) in Milwaukee so contact John Murphy at (262) 496-0234 if you intend on playing and get your entry fee in. Till then, Cheers!

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