PHOTOS: A Rainy Wrap-Up To The Wild Strawberry Festival

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Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival came to a close on Father’s Day under almost constant rain and gray skies. Hardy residents simply pulled out their rain coats and umbrellas and made the best of it.

The wet weather didn’t put much a damper on the Father’s Day Car Show or the live entertainment. It surely made the chili cook-off a popular feature of this year’s event!

Photographer Michael Brunk was on location and put together this slideshow of images from the closing day of the festival.

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6 Responses to “PHOTOS: A Rainy Wrap-Up To The Wild Strawberry Festival”
  1. jan says:

    The very rained soaked staff and volunteers who put together this year’s Strawberry Festival should be recongnized for their hard work and tireless hours in the rain! The festival really works in Town Square!

  2. MsPp says:

    We had hoped the move to town Square might have improved the Strawberry Festival. Not a chance. Still the LAMEST festival of any city in Washington.
    After years of living n Burien, we still gave it try. Same few booths as the Farmer’s Market plus way over priced food that wasn’t even good. $6 for slimey strawberry shortcake over a rock hard biscuit that no one could call shortcake. Someone may take notice that Burger King ran out of Whoppers. People went there because the cost was reasonable and the taste not bad. They also provide a place for people to sit down and eat. Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure they also have ADA parking that I didn’t see available at Town Square.
    The ONLY reason to go to the festival would be for the performers or the car show. The rest was NOTHING special.
    By the way, when did Burien ever grow strawberries or was known for its wild strawberries?

  3. BrightSide says:

    Ms Pooh Pooh should’ve tried the meatball sandwich or the cheesy brat – they were delicious! And perhaps, had it not been raining, you might have enjoyed one or the other, sitting outside listening to the great music.

    Next year you probably should visit one of those other festivals – bring your gray cloud of gloominess with you – maybe we’ll get some sunshine on ours.

    • I have to “ditto” the meatball sandwich… that the the Irish stew from Mick Kelley’s were my favorites of the weekend. The food seemed very reasonable to me, but I’m sure everyone has their own perspective on that.

  4. Thanks to all of you who made it out to Burien this weekend. I would hate to see what kind of weather we would have had if it were not for all the crossed fingers and toes as well as numerous prayers = ) We’ll see what we can do for next year.

    I continue to be impressed with the indefatigable spirit of those who chose to live here in the Northwest. Rain and cold did little to dampen the spirits of the people I saw and talked to yesterday. That includes the vendors, the volunteers, the owners of those amazing classic cars, and all of you who came out to celebrate your community.

    My family and I spent a lot of time talking with people, answering questions and checking out all the great cars, booths and music. My kids had a blast despite or in spite of the weather.

    Thanks to the Burien Auto Dealers for their continued sponsorship of the Father’s Day Car Show.

    Thanks to the vendors and volunteers.

    Thanks to Debra George for all her work on the Car Show and Chili Cook off. Taking care of the thousands of details that go into these events is not something one would wish on their worst enemy but you make it look easy.

    Again, thanks to all of you who came out. I talked to people from Tukwila, White Center, West Seattle, Renton, SeaTac, and, of course, Burien.

    Please let us know what else you would like to see.

    Cheers…Steve Gilbert
    Executive Director
    Discover Burien

  5. Julie Dosono says:

    I enjoyed the Festival.It was to bad it was a wash out.Loved the photo of the dog in the raincoat.Oh wait that is my dog Riley.We walk there every night and at every Burien Farmer’s market on Thursday.Maybe next year the weather will be better.We loved the new spot.

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