Morgan Rydalch of Port Alice takes part in craft activities in the Literacy Bus during OrcaFest in Port McNeill Saturday afternoon.

Morgan Rydalch of Port Alice takes part in craft activities in the Literacy Bus during OrcaFest in Port McNeill Saturday afternoon.

Wild things spice OrcaFest

The annual OrcaFest summer festival brings the Wild Things to Port McNeill.

PORT McNEILL—The theme for the annual OrcaFest summer festival was “Where the Wild Things Are,” and Port McNeill lived up to the billing Saturday.

From a parade livened with zebras, leopards, a Sasquatch and other local wildlife, to the face-painted zombies and animals, to the shrieking mayhem in the waterfront Kids’ Zone, the day was a riot of colour and activity.

The day featured a large open market in the Pioneer Mall parking lot, where locals and visitors alike perused a wide range of food and merchandise offerings.

Also featured were an entertainment stage, classic car show and shine, library book sale, hot dog benefit at Peoples Drug Mart and much more.