Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival in Bellevue is still accepting applications for its 7th Annual Auto Show, to be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the second day of the two-day Strawberry Festival.  The 2011 Auto Show is sponsored by BECU.Participants will be able show off their classic rides to crowds that exceeded 15,000 people per day last year, and be judged by public ballot for a variety of categories, including Best of Show, Best of Decade, Oldest at Show, Owner’s Choice, Youth’s Choice, Most Stylish Ride, Best Motorcycle, Best Truck and Best Unrestored Original.  All participants will receive a dash plaque.

The Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Crossroads International Park in Bellevue. The Festival will feature entertainment, strawberry shortcake, historical displays and activities presented by the Eastside Heritage Center, and fresh produce from local farmers. There will be food for all tastes and over 70 vendor booths, from hand crafts to home improvement. The Family Fun Area will be abuzz all weekend long, with carnival games, inflatable bouncers, face painting, balloons, the Mini-Mountain rock-climbing wall, pedal cars and a big purple slide.  And, we can’t forget the strawberry shortcake eating contests! Free parking and shuttle bus every 15 minutes from Highland Middle School (Bel-Red Rd, just East of 148th).

As the Eastside Heritage Center’s Signature Event, the Strawberry Festival aims to create public awareness for the organization and to promote community involvement in and appreciation of Eastside history.

Join us as we celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage, as well as its diverse cultural past, present and future!

Visit www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org for complete Strawberry Festival details, including Auto Show registration information, or call 425-450-1049.

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