STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE (Of Course!) What is a STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL without an opportunity to get FRESH WASHINGTON-GROWN STRAWBERRIES? Thanks to the generous Support of Sukuma Brothers Farms, the quarts and flats of luscious strawberries we sell are a fundraiser for the Eastside Heritage Center!
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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 learn about some of Bellevue’s early immigrant families, paving the way for the diverse community we have today.
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.
Grind corn the way early Eastsiders did and try your hand at pumping water. Make a cedar shake, as used for log cabin roofs, by splitting wood from a cedar shake bolt with a fro and mallet. Children can try their hand at weaving, making a craft to take home, and a Milking Cow will give participants a dairy farm experience reflecting the Eastside’s agricultural past.
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 Puget Sound Energy 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.