WET weather could not dampen the spirits on Saturday as Otley was awash with colour for the annual Otley Carnival.

Hundreds of children donned in the finest fancy dress marched through the town towards the showground.

Outfits included Ancient Romans, superheroes, a colony of bees and a group of prisoners, and all paraded through the town.

The parade was led by the town crier and a band of bagpipes players, followed by the Carnival Queen.

In the showground there were fairground rides, stalls, giant inflatables and special displays.

Otley Carnival has been held annually since 1983, and attracts spectators from across the county.

Each year it raises money for chosen charities, and this year’s carnival raised money in aid of Marie Curie, Chevin Socialites’ Hug on a Tray scheme and Springboard Wellbeing.

Shop windows in the town were all dress with stunning displays as part of the celebrations, with Courtyard Planters in Westgate named overall winner.