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!

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.

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.

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
• Train
• 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.

Sponsored by:

Meet the participants you can visit while attending the vendor booths at this year's Strawberry Festival!

What would a Strawberry Festival be without Strawberry Shortcake? Come enjoy our fresh, DELICIOUS strawberry treat!


We thank our 2015 Sponsors:

  Eastside Heritage Center
City of Bellevue Seafair Visit Bellevue Washington
B E C U Puget Sound Energy Republic Services
4Culture Crossroads Bellevue Fun Rent
STAR 101.5 Twelve Baskets Catering Vander Hoek Coporation
Vander Hoek Coporation
Agility AVL
Agility AVL
Bellevue Reporter Cascade Water Alliance
Champion Windows & Doors Chess4Life Eric Dawes
Gateway Printing Geico Kitchen Plus
Rankin Design for Marketing Smith Brothers Farms Sterling Realty Organization
Sterling Realty Organization
ABC by CORT Alaska USA Credit Union Back and Neck Pain Centers
Beach Camp at Sunset Bay Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry CenturyLink
Crossroads Grocery Outlet Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic<br>of Bellevue Eastside Family Karate
FastSigns Bellevue Gutter Helmet Hollywood Lights
Integrated Oriental Medicine Mud Bay Renewal by Andersen
Sears Home Services Seattle Times Sound Transit
System Pavers Tier One Chiropractic Voya Financial
WSDOT Toll Division Worldmark by Wyndham Wyndam Vacation Ownership

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