Fete promoters can pay up to $150,000 for mandatory protective services for police and fire officers to be present at each of their events.
This cost, the TT Promoters Association (TTPA) said, continues to rise and they are seeking a meeting with the relevant stakeholders to propose solutions to this issue.
It's Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten Season, but some parts of Trinidad and Tobago will be "jammin still" as there are five Carnival-related fetes listed today, out of a total of 10 up until Saturday.
The five fetes today have traditionally replaced the annual post-Carnival cooldown parties, usually held on Maracas, Manzanilla and Crown Point beaches.
Feters will have been given choices between;
The unofficial Carnival Fete Calendar is out with 140 feting events cramped within 59 days.
The calendar does not take into account, events hosted by the National Carnival Commission, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonian Organisation and events by several smaller promoters.
Already some events have taken the axe, with the Fantasy Carnival Cooler Fete, traditionally one of the first fetes for the Carnival season, not listed.
It seems like Carnival 2016 will be singing back to Carnival 2015, "I bet I feting more than you!"
With next year's Carnival season lasting just about 40 days, fete promoters have laid out an ambitious schedule of well over 130 fetes in just over five weeks.
The schedule shows as many 18 fetes on one day, after Tribe ICE and Fantasy Saturday Cooler Fetes officially kicking off the Carnival Fete Season on January 2nd.