Visitors can enjoy a host of activities in Otley this summer, from being chased by zombies to making chocolates with the man who created Jessica Ennis-Hill’s wedding cake.
The season of fun kicks off this Sunday, July 16, with the fifth annual Otley Food and Drink Festival featuring cake designer Trevor Backhouse
from the award-winning Patisserie Viennoise. The free-entry festival, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will feature demonstrations from local chefs, street food, local produce, musical acts and children’s entertainment.
Youngsters can also enjoy free entertainment in the Market Place from 10am to 3pm every Wednesday during the school holidays. The sessions will offer activities such as inflatable playgrounds, crazy golf, clowns and bouncy castles.
On Sunday, July 23, The Leeds International Concert Season heads to town with a performance by the Otley Brass Brand in Wharfemeadows Park. The free concert will kick off at 2.30pm. Otley’s next farmers’ markets will run in Market Place from 10am to 4pm on July 30 and August.
Visit visitotley.co.uk for more information about any of the above events.
The town will also play host to the Otley Zombie Apocalypse 2017 from 6pm to 9pm on August 12. Solve clues, challenges and gruesome tasks while trying to avoid the hordes of hungry zombies. Tickets cost from £15. Visit facebook.com/OtleyZombies for more details. All profits go to local charities.
Other events include the Vintage Transport Extravaganza from 10am to 4pm at Knotford Nook on September 10. Tickets cost £4 adults and £3.50 for concessions. Visit ovte.co.uk for more.