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Tar Barrels

Venue: Ottery St Mary

Date: 05/11/18 (17:00 - 21:00)

Great for: An alternative bonfire night experience

Entry charge: Free


We can guarantee this will be a Bonfire Night like no other you have experienced. Once a year, the small town of Ottery St Mary comes alive as thousands flock to their streets for the ancient tradition of Tar Barrels. A week before Bonfire Night, the barrels are bathed in tar and on the 4th November the barrels will be set alight and  the locals will hold them up as they run through the streets!

Although it is possible to reach Ottery St Mary by bus from Cofton (taking up to 2 hours), we recommend driving. There are 5 recommended car parks on the evening, which you can find here.