About The NBECA

The North Bend Educational & Cultural Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation established to support community events that promote local business, provide educational scholarships, and bring people together in service and celebration. Our annual fundraising events are the Spring Scholarship Auction (4th Saturday of March) and the Festival at Mt Si which takes place in on the second weekend of August each year (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

NBECA is a registered charity with the Washington Secretary of State and exists solely as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Our UBI number is 602 491 052 and our Federal EIN number is 91-1670006. Our nonprofit is staffed entirely by volunteers and donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS tax rules.

PO Box 1170
North Bend WA 98045


For the past 22 years, NBECA has managed the Festival at Mt Si, which takes place every August in North Bend. The Festival has been a tradition for at least 60 years, although it was known under another name for a bulk of that time.

NBECA fulfills the educational part of its mission with the Judy K Boyce Memorial Community Service Scholarship. The 1st Annual Spring Scholarship Auction was held in 2016 at the Si View Community Center in North Bend. With the support of our Valley community, NBECA awarded two scholarships to Mount Si High School Seniors. We have begun work in 2017 to expand into Two Rivers High School in North Bend.

The scholarship is open to HS Seniors who have educational or vocational plans after graduation and have volunteered in their community. Additional consideration is given to applicants who have volunteered for the Festival and/or the Spring Community Service Scholarship Auction.

You can find more information here with our scholarship description.

The Spring Scholarship Auction is the primary event that funds NBECA scholarships. The event includes food and entertainment accompanying a robust program of live and silent auction items. Catering and entertainment are provided by local students.

New for 2018!

In 2017 NBECA also launched its Student Creative Contest which invites students to express their educational and future aspirations in the artistic medium of their choosing and be eligible to compete for a $100 prize at our March 24th Auction.

On a mission: Spring auction event to support Festival at Mount Si's new scholarship program

Snoqualmie Valley Record, January 26th, 2017
"NBECA spring auction returns to support scholarships, Festival at Mount Si"
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Snoqualmie Valley Record, April 5, 2016
"NBECA is the 16-year-old organization more commonly known as the Festival at Mount Si committee, an all-volunteer group. It's also the sponsor of at least one $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Mount Si High School senior, starting this year."
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Latest News

The Chili Cookoff is coming! Visit the Chili Cookoff page to register! Chili Cookoff Info & Registration

Check out the full weekend schedule and events! Weekend Schedule

The Festival at Mount Si is looking for volunteers! Please see our volunteer page for more information.

We've added ATMs for your convenience all weekend long!