By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer
MANCHESTER — This Saturday, Manchester-by-the-Sea once again shows the world why it is not like “Manchester-by-the-Sea,” the movie: its annual Festival by the Sea.
The charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town that had its beginnings in the days of bathing “costumes” and bicycles built for two, may not have been captured in that Hollywood Oscar winner, but it can be experienced in all its ageless summer glory showcasing some of the best buys Cape Ann has to offer.
Coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, this one-day wonder of a family-friendly festival celebrates locally grown art, food and music. Originally called Sidewalk Days, its name changed as it changed, expanding to include an ever-widening encampment of white tented booths offering a bustling bazaar of artisanal products and organic produce, and changing its tune — literally— with live music, this year playing in three afternoon sets at two stages.
Read full article at gloucesterttimes.com