Jun
15
Sat
Otley Carnival 2019 @ Town Centre and Otley Show Field
Jun 15 @ 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

A summer street parade

Otley Carnival is a celebration of the town and its residents aimed at giving local children a day to remember. The event is held on the third Saturday of June every year.

The event starts with a parade setting off at 1-15pm from Leeds Road and comprises numerous colourful floats, walking tableaux, various bands and a variety of vehicles. The Parade wends its way through the town centre and finishes on the Otley Show Field at Bridge End, where entry to the field is free!

Here the fun continues with sideshows, charity and trade stalls, children’s rides and entertainment.. The Carnival Queen is crowned, followed in Main Arena by displays and speciality acts which vary each year.

For further information please visit: www.otley.co.uk/Carnival

Jun
27
Thu
Otley Flower Festival 2019 @ Otley Parish Church
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Otley Flower Festival 2019 @ Otley Parish Church

Otley Parish Church will host the third annual Otley Flower Festival in June. The festival – free to enter, donations for charity welcome – will feature contributions from Otley primary schools as well as local Brownies groups.

Refreshments, including tea and coffee, plus a plant stall will be available over the three days.

Jul
14
Sun
Otley Food & Drink Festival – 2019 @ Otley town centre
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Otley Food & Drink Festival - 2019 @ Otley town centre

Come to Otley in the middle of July for a slice of foodie heaven. Otley is known for its artisan produce from hand-kneaded bread to homemade chocolates and there’ll be even more on display at the Otley Food & Drink Festival.

Organised by Otley Town Partnership, the festival will feature a wonderful array of more than 50 stalls selling good quality, locally sourced products, as well as a full programme of events including a cookery theatre with demonstrations by local chefs from within Otley and Otley Farmers’ Market.

We are delighted to announce that our MC in the Cookery Theatre this year will be Simon Chappelow.

Simon has a passion for food and has worked at a variety of restaurants across Yorkshire, After realising that one of his true callings in cooking was passing his knowledge onto others, Simon started working for Zest as Food Projects Coordinator at The Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food. The Ministry of Food program is an 8 week cookery course to help people improve their cookery skills using fresh ingredients, discover new skills and techniques and shop affordably and sustainably.  The cookery school in Leeds is now well established and in the 7 years that he has been managing the projects thousands of students, from all backgrounds, have benefited from the healthy eating cookery courses.

Simon is now busy developing speciality classes at the Leeds Cookery School, bringing his personal knowledge in subjects such as grill cookery, sauces, pate and terrines to create an exciting and challenging set of classes. As Head Chef Simon has been able to use his extensive contacts within the Leeds culinary scene to bring together a dynamic and diverse team of experts to ensure that Leeds Cookery School offers a unique and engaging set of classes for all to enjoy.

Don’t miss Simon’s own demonstration in the cookery theatre at 3.00 pm.

Throughout the day there will also be food and wine tastings, local breweries, live music, children’s entertainment and much, much more. A tasty day for all the family. Come along and join in the fun!!

Sep
8
Sun
Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2019 @ Knotford Nook
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza 2019 @ Knotford Nook

Rev up your engines and come down to Otley to have a blow out at the annual Vintage Transport Extravaganza. Held every September on fields on Pool Road, there are more than 500 vehicles on display, from push bikes to huge steam engines.

Thanks to bags of entertainment, children’s attractions and stalls, it is one of the most popular events in Otley’s calendar, attracting several thousand visitors each year.

All profits from the Extravaganza go to charity.

For further information please visit: www.ovte.co.uk

Dec
1
Sun
Otley Victorian Fayre 2019 @ Otley Town Centre
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Otley Victorian Fayre Couple

Otley’s Victorian Fayre is a magical event which is held every year in the run up to Christmas and gets everyone who visits into the Festive spirit.

Shopkeepers and stall holders in Otley dress in period costumes the local schools bring their children, also dressed in Victorian period dress, into town to sing Christmas carols.

The atmosphere takes a step back to a former era when the main roads in the centre of Otley are closed to accommodate children’s rides and amusements, street organs and entertainment, Morris dancers, choirs, craft and gift stalls, food sellers and other events.

For further information please visit: www.victorianfayre.co.uk

Dec
11
Wed
Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 1
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Dec
12
Thu
Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 2
Dec 12 @ 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Dec
13
Fri
Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 3
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk

Dec
14
Sat
Otley Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – Day 4
Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just before Christmas each year Otley Chamber of Trade helps to light up All Saints Parish Church in what has quickly become the much anticipated Otley Christmas Tree Festival.

Forty Christmas trees with lights will be installed inside Otley Parish Church and 40 charities or community groups will be invited to decorate one each. Each tree will have a collecting bucket and all donations collected will stay with that group for them to use in their good work in our local community. Admission is free.

Date:

Wednesday December 11 – 12pm to 6pm
Thursday December 12 – 10am to 6pm
Friday December 13 – 10am to 6pm
Saturday December 14 – 10am to 6pm

For full details visit the website: www.otleychristmastreefestival.co.uk