Otley's Yorkshire Week continuing with more events after successful Food and Drink Festival

Crowds enjoying the 2014 Otley Food and Drink Festival - part of the town's continuing Yorkshire Week celebrations.

Crowds enjoying the 2014 Otley Food and Drink Festival - part of the town's continuing Yorkshire Week celebrations.

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A 17 day long celebration of all things Yorkshire is underway in Otley.

All kinds of events have been laid on to run up until August 10 - and they started with a family fun day at Garnett's Field, along with Try a Triathlon at Prince Henry's Grammar School, last Friday, July 25.

Large crowds, meanwhile, flocked to the 2014 Otley Food and Drink Festival on Sunday to enjoy scores of stalls selling local produce, cookery demonstrations and talks.

The fine summer weather ensured a large turnout and the visitors were also treated to live music, tasting sessions, refreshments from local breweries and children's entertainment.

Otley's Yorkshire Week celebrations continue this week with a 'sell a route' event at Otley Cycle Club, on Crow Lane, at 7.30pm on Yorkshire Day itself - Friday, August 1. The evening will involve enthusiasts giving a talk about their favourite local ride, and then trying to persuade everyone else that it should be voted Yorkshire's finest.

A variety of led walks are also taking place over the coming week, while Otley Action for Older People will hold its summer fun day at Otley Rugby Club on Monday, August 4, between 12.30pm and 3pm.

Other attractions will include a fun day for youngsters at Otley Children's Centre and a day's worth of free activities at Otley Library, both on on Wednesday, August 6, while the following evening will see a selection of Yorkshire films presented at Otley Courthouse.

The Otley Zombie Apocalypse Run, featuring teams of survivors trying to complete missions on the streets of the town while avoiding the clutches of the 'walking dead', will bring proceedings to a suitably epic end on Saturday, August 9.

For more details pick up a copy of the Otley Yorkshire Week leaflet at the Otley Core Resource Centre.

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6:12am Fri 1 Aug 14

Jane Ruggiero says...

Glad to hear a lot of people had a great time during Yorkshire week.
Glad to hear a lot of people had a great time during Yorkshire week. Jane Ruggiero
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