Friday 5th November 2021

Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary

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, from small ones for the boys, to “gert big unz” for the men, are rolled through the village's pretty streets!

For more information on this ancient tradition, visit the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels website.