VIDEO: Burien Yodeler Manuela Horn Will MC Wild Strawberry Fest Sunday
Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival is this coming weekend (Sat./Sun. June 19-20) at Town Square, with tons of FREE live music, food, entertainment, family fun, and more, including one of our favorite Burien-area residents, the “Yodeling Dominatrix” also known as Manuela Horn, who will be emceeing the main stage on Sunday from 10am â€“ 4pm.
Manuela will do some yodeling, some singing, some joking and…she’ll also be riding her mechanical sheep “Bob.”
You read that right â€“ your neighbor who once appeared as a Yodeling Dominatrix on “America’s Got Talent” (read our previous coverage here) will now entertain everyone by yodeling whilst zipping around on a mechanical sheep built by Steve Huff from Huff Motorsports right here in Burien.
We ran into Manuela and her sheep recently while hanging out with our Flip cam at Town Square, where the event takes place, and shot this promo video of her:
The B-Town Blog will be a sponsor, and we’ll be “blogging live” the entire weekend from our tent near SW 151st and 5th SW (by the old B/IAS site):
- Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Burien Town Square is located at SW 152nd St & SW 5th Ave in downtown Burien.
Here’s more info from a press release; more details available at this website:
You are invited to the 2010 Burien Wild Strawberry Festival!Â Celebrate art and greenability at our new location in Town Square Park, 152nd SW and 5th!Â The festival will feature an eclectic lineup of musicians and performance troupes, the B-Town Bike Fair, Discover Burienâ€™s Fathers Day Car Show, art and green demoâ€™s, hands on booths and games, an amazing inflatable village for all ages, Rat City Rummage and more!
Come to the Main Stage and the Performer Plazarama to catch exciting acts such as jazz by Rat City Brass and Underground Swing, Rock with Camino Cadillac and the Black Crabs, or listen to amazing accapella byÂ Abrace and The Friends Trio.Â And you donâ€™t want to miss our talented local performers such as Momentum Dancers, New City Dancers and theÂ Highline Community Symphonic Band (maybe in costume)!Â Bring your drums and scarves and join in a drumming and dancing party hosted by Abyssinian Dance Studio to close the event on Sunday!
Annunaki Project will be back this year with their incredible trapeze rig on Saturday and on Sunday the Main Stage will be graced with MC Manuela Horn, aka the Yodeling Dominatrix (come and see what she will be wearing for our event!!)Â Bring your camera and take a picture with Manuela at her booth near the stage! Â Â Also we will continue the tradition of the skate board competition with ramps at the new site on Saturday!Â And speaking of amazing physical actionâ€”watch the schedule for theÂ Parkour performances and watch athletes jump and climb obstacles with amazing grace!
We have lots of great activities for the kids!Â On Saturday bring your bike to theÂ B-Town Bike Fair on 152nd.Â Participate in a bike rodeo, bike scavenger hunt, helmet fitting and more!Â A $5 wristband will give you a full day of play in the inflatable villageâ€¦for big kids too!Â Make retro hats and glasses at the Art Garage, make chalk art, play games at many of the vendor booths, and play instruments at the Musical Petting Zoo.Â And donâ€™t miss the fun performers just for kids: Central Services presents The Board of Education and Bryan Vogan on the fest grounds and Jamberry Story Time and Magician Jeff Evans in the Burien Library!
We are wild and green!Â Learn how to prune a tree, green clean your home, compost and recycle!Â Pick up some native wild strawberries or Burien Press coffee grounds for your garden from the Sustainable Burien booth.
And of course, lots of great shopping, festival foods and shortcake too! This year Rat City Rummage will bring some young urban crafters and vintage booths along with demos and hands on experiences. Bring down those antique items you always wanted to know more about and have them looked at at the Burien Arts Vintage Booth.Â Also lots of great arts and craft booths, specialty foods and import vendors!