The Bellevue Strawberry Festival is proud to support SEAFAIR!
POP THE TOP FOR TOMORROW!
Create your personal time capsule
Visit the Eastside Heritage Center's Mini Museum and use a traditional canning machine to seal a can of your personal memories and "artifacts" for years to come. Bring items from home or find something special at the Festival. There will also be "my favorite things" forms available for you to fill out and include in your time capsule.
Eastside Heritage Center brings history to you! “Go Retro” and discover the Eastside from 50 years ago, with a look-back at the development of Crossroads Shopping Center, the 1962 World’s Fair, and life on the Eastside in the 1960s. Come see eye-catching photos of Bellevue's past and exhibits of early farming equipment.
HISTORIC AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT & DEMONSTRATIONS
Ever wonder what kind of equipment was used on Eastside farms and in Eastside households in the 1920s and 1930s? Now is your chance to find out! See first-hand the art of spinning wool as was done by the Eastside’s early settlers, demonstrated by members of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association. Other artifact demonstrations by Eastside Heritage Center will include a Cider Press, Grinding Stone and a Vaporizer.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AUTO SHOW Each year we feature vintage & exceptional cars on display as part of the Festival. Learn more about our BECU-sponsored Sunday AUTO SHOW on this page.
There is no charge to enter the festival, or for viewing the auto show, entrance to the Festival grounds, viewing or participating in any of the heritage events, viewing entertainment, or browsing any of the booths.
The Strawberry Festival features a wide variety of entertainment. Our Microsoft Main Stage features a wide variety of music, interrupted with the occasional strawberry shortcake eating contest! We also have roving performers, especially in the Microsoft Playtest Family Fun area who interact with kids.
Republic Services Family Family Fun Area
• Carnival Games and Prizes!
• Castle and Carousel Bouncers Games and Bouncers provided by Fun Rent
• Children’s Entertainment: clowns, music, balloons and more!
• Coloring Contest
• Face Painting
• Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
• Dizzy's Tumble Bus
• Peddle Cars
• Our Large, Purple Family Slide
• Rock Climbing Wall
• Miniature Golf
Game participation tickets are sold on-site ($1), with charges for each game ranging from one to five tickets. There is no charge for the contests (coloring, shortcake eating).
EASTSIDE PATHWAYS SCAVENGER HUNT At the Strawberry Festival, some 15 Eastside Pathways partners will be sharing information about their services to support kids. Discover these community resources as your child enjoys the Eastside Pathways' Scavenger Hunt and earns a prize for completing the activity. (Completed Scavenger Hunt activity cards can be redeemed for a prize at the Eastside Pathways booths, #2-5, while supplies last.)
When did you or your ancestors move to the Eastside? From where did you come? Share your story at the Journey Stories Booth, located next to the Mini-Museum.