Applications are now being accepted for vendors and entertainers to participate in a much-loved community tradition: the Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival in Bellevue, to be held at Crossroads International Park Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Strawberry Festival is a family-oriented, historic community event, featuring fresh strawberry shortcake, historical and agricultural exhibits, food and vendor booths, entertainment, a Classic Auto Show and a Family Fun Area with games, inflatable bouncers, strawberry shortcake eating contests and much more. In 2009, more than 40,000 people attended the two-day event, consuming 6,000 lbs of strawberries!
Through the Strawberry Festival, the Eastside Heritage Center endeavors to create public awareness for the organization and to promote community involvement in and appreciation of Eastside history.
Booth Spaces range from $60 to $310:
Non-profit information only
Non-profit merchandise sales
Profit hand-crafted Merchandise
Profit Import and Manufactured Merchandise.
Main Stage Entertainers:
Saturday and Sunday
30-50 Minute Sets
Ethnic, Dance and Community Entertainers Encouraged
The Festival is a revival of the original Lake Washington Strawberry Festival begun in 1925 to attract business and residents to Bellevue. Cancelled in 1942 due to WWII, the Festival was revived in 1987 by the Bellevue Historical Society (now the Eastside Heritage Center) as a single-evening celebration in June, honoring Bellevue’s agricultural heritage. Since that time, it has grown to a large two-day event, attracting not only visitors from the greater Eastside, but the entire Puget Sound area.
Eastside Heritage Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization committed to preserving the past as it builds community and connects people with their heritage. In addition to maintaining and preserving the largest collection of artifacts, photos and archival material related to East King County, Washington, the EHC focuses on sharing this collection with the community through exhibits, books, presentations and a wide variety of educational programming. For more information on the Eastside Heritage Center, visit www.eastsideheritagecenter.org.
To become a Strawberry Festival Vendor or Entertainer, contact the Eastside Heritage Center at (425) 450-1049 or email Jennifer@bellevuestrawberryfestival.org. For complete Festival details, applications and forms, visit www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org.