A VARIETY of events will take place across the district during the first weekend of the school summer holidays.

The farming world will descend on Bingley, paint will be flying in Keighley, and Skipton will host a charity bake-off.

Myrtle Park will be the venue for Bingley Agricultural Show tomorrow, one of the biggest one-day shows in the country.

Entertainment will include showjumping, circus performances, birds of prey, and a trials bike display by three-time British champion Steve ‘Mr Showtime’ Colley.

Queensbury youngster George Hardy, eight, has been busy washing and grooming Crackerjack, a 16-month-old Limousin X bullock for the show. The bullock won first prize in the commercial beef class at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier in the month and George’s mum, Kelly Jowett, of Lower Westgrove Farm, is hoping the ‘gentle giant’ will bring home some more silverware. George will be in the ring with his sister, Fiona, as she leads Crackerjack around.

There will be a number of animal shows and much more at the show, which will run from 9am to 6pm. Entry costs £10 for adults and £5 for under-14s with children five or under going free.

A children’s charity garden party will be taking place at the Cliffe House Nursery in South View Road, Yeadon, from 11am to 1pm. There will be a number of activities and games for children to get involved in, and a tombola, drinks and cakes for adults. Entry to the party is free, and for more information call 0113 250 0066.

St Andrew’s Church Hall in Newmarket Street, Skipton, will play host to a blooming great tea party baking competition in aid of Marie Curie, from 10am to 3.30pm. Entry costs £3 per bake and for more information call 07764 159863.

This year’s UK Indie Literature Festival will take place at St James’ Church Hall in Bolton Road, Bradford, tomorrow, from 9am to 5pm. Acclaimed authors will be doing readings, workshops and question and answer sessions at the free event.

On Sunday, the King George V playing fields in Marley, Keighley, will be the venue for the first Sue Ryder Manorlands Paint Rush. During the five kilometre run, participants will be sprayed with coloured powder at seven stations by volunteer ‘artists’, covering them head to toe. The race begins at 12pm. For more information, call Andrew Wood on 01535 640176.