Billowy white clouds accentuated vivid blue skies above Manchester as Manchester Festival and Flea Market visitors enjoy the offerings Saturday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Billowy white clouds accentuated vivid blue skies above Manchester as Manchester Festival and Flea Market visitors enjoy the offerings Saturday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Mellow mood, summer skies at Manchester Festival

It was a perfect day at Stormwater Park for a festival and flea market

PORT ORCHARD — In typical leisurely Manchester fashion, the Manchester Festival and Flea Market on Saturday featured a laidback assortment of crafts and food items open for view under the shade of a dozen or so white tents.

Not that tents were required at the quaint festival for a day with blue skies and puffy clouds intermixed above. Temperatures were in the mid-70s, making for comfortable strolling weather for visitors noodling through the eclectic collection of offerings.

With John Mellencamp tunes played by a group of musicians under one of the tents, festival-goers at Stormwater Park had plenty to see and do — including stopping by the annual Manchester Library book sale across the street from the event.

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A young festival-goer checks out the scenery from his perch in a stroller. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

A young festival-goer checks out the scenery from his perch in a stroller. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

John Mellencamp tunes filtered the air at the Manchester Festival Saturday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

John Mellencamp tunes filtered the air at the Manchester Festival Saturday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Volunteer Carol Malmquist offers a free hot dog to a visitor to the festival. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Volunteer Carol Malmquist offers a free hot dog to a visitor to the festival. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

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