When: 4th November 2017
Where: Ottery St Mary, Devon
£: Free to watch
What is it?
This Guy Fawkes Night, watch burning tar barrels being carried through Ottery St Mary in Devon.
The tradition of The Tar Barrels in Ottery St Mary probably dates back to the 17th century, but the exact origins are unknown. The event takes place every year with the barrels being lit outside the town’s pubs, before being carried aloft through the town.
Youths, women and men all carry the barrels, which weigh up to 30kg. The honour of carrying of the barrels is usually passed on through generations of the same families. At the end of the evening the barrels help form a bonfire by the River Otter.
More info: www.tarbarrels.co.uk