Shops and businesses in Otley are getting into the carnival spirit by specially decorating their windows.

More than 30 traders are taking part in the 2014 Otley Carnival's Window Dressing Competition, which will be judged this Sunday, June 15.

And the carnival committee is convinced that their contribution will add to the atmosphere of what is shaping up to be one of the biggest carnivals in recent years.

Made up of an eye-catching mixture of decorated floats and other vehicles, walking tableau, cyclists and bands, the carnival parade will set off from Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart at 1.15pm on Saturday, June 21.