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! Step back in time and explore the Eastside’s rich agricultural history; discover the origins of Bellevue’s first Strawberry Festivals in the 1920s-30s; and celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bellevue's incorporation as a city.
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, a Washing Machine, and a Clothes Ringer.
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, #4-7, while supplies last.)
What's YOUR Story?
When did you or your ancestors move to the Eastside? From where did you come? Leave your mark on a giant world map and share your story.
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 who interact with kids, especially in the Family Fun area.
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!
• Face Painting
• Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
• Dizzy's Tumble Bus
• Pony Rides
• Power Jump
• 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.