Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary

Saturday 4th November 2017

Close to Sidmouth, the historic village of Ottery St Mary in the beautiful Otter Valley hosts the world famous tar barrel rolling event.

Every year on 5th November, locals and visitors alike enjoy the spectacle as flaming tar barrels, increasing in size throughout the day, are rolled through the village's pretty streets.

For more information on this ancient tradition, visit:

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels