Key Event Sponsors

Otter Brewery, purveyors of the finest laughing juice in Devon - Sponsors of the Tar Barrels 2016
Blackburn Metals
The Tar Barrels Website is sponsored by Freelance IT and AV Support, Business websites and Hosting
Rydon Signs
Otter Windows - Sponsors of the Tar Barrels 2016
Otter Nurseries - Official Sponsor of Tar Barrels 2016
Heathpark Commercials LTD 01404 44001 - Sponsors of the Tar Barrels 2016
The London Inn - Sponsors of the Tar Barrels

Other Sponsors

A very big thank you goes to the following companies and individuals for their support for 2016.

Alansway Body Repairs

Arena Screen & Design Ltd

Beacon Garage

Carpets Collect

Coverstructures South West Ltd

Express Asphalt

Stuart & Sue, F J Luxton & Son

Gilbert Stephen’s Solicitors

Chris Siddle, Heathpark Commercials

Honiton Running Club

Lovells Garage

Deer Park Hotel

Nick Hill Engineering

OSM Football Club

OSM Town Council

Otter Auction Rooms

Otter Brewery

Otter Nurseries

Ottery Primary School

Ottery Public Houses

Ottery Silver Band

Pearson Newsagents

Richard Shaw Contracting

Riverside Motors

Salters Garage

Smart  Build Supplies

James, The Kings Arms

Mike & Jacqui, The Volunteer Inn

Thrifty Van Hire

Phylis Baxter, Tourist Information Centre

Ventons Cider

Al Findlay

Nigel Fowler

Chris Hancock

Greg Howell

Dave & Vicki Lawrence

Andy Loos

The Nancekevill Family

The Norris Family – Chanters House

Richard Todd

Rob Wickham & family

Website Credits

A tip of the hat to the following contributors to this website

Thanks to Cosmic for allowing us to use the domain name

Thanks to Ian Clifford for some of the photos in the archive gallery

Thanks to Robbie Willis for the great video on our home page, and thanks to TJR Media for cropping and formatting it.

Thanks to the following editors for their input

  • Rowanna Smith
  • Rob Wickham
  • Hannah Lane

Become a Sponsor

You can support the Tar Barrels by buying some of our great merchandise from our online shop or or the official Facebook page at

You can also donate to our cause via PayPal by using the button below, it is a secure payment system and you do not have to have a PayPal account to use it. Thank you for your support.

It costs many thousands of pounds to finance the running of the Carnival each year. The sole aim of our Carnival is to perpetuate our tradition and ensure our right to do so is maintained for generations to come.

The last twenty years has seen our expenses rise significantly due to modern day legislation and public liability insurance. Even so, the aim of the Carnival Committee has been to provide this unique spectacle free of charge to whoever decides to attend. This philosophy is only maintained by fund raising throughout the year and by donations and collections during the events. Should there be money left over after paying the bills surplus funds are donated locally.

Because our events draw large crowds we are able to involve many local businesses and organisations in benefiting financially from the Carnival. Local organisations raise money from stalls, car parks and programme selling. All commercial stalls, which are limited due to the reduced trading space in the streets, pay a rent to the Carnival. If you want to get involved as a sponsor or to contribute in other ways then please use the form below.

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This form can only be used to enquiry about sponsorship, any other enquires will not be answered here.