Mock Mayor
Mock Mayor

Event Information

Temperance (Teetotal) Hall Lower Market Street Penryn Cornwall
Starting from 5.30pm with election of the new Mock Mayor before travelling around Penryn's finest hostelries.
Cost & Tickets
Free Event You will have to pay for your own beer in the pubs unless you find a kind soul!
Penryn Town Council's Events Committee For more information Email: info@penryn-tc.gov.uk Telephone: (01326) 373086

Penryn Mock Mayor

Penryn Mock Mayor was once the largest of Cornwall’s traditional mock mayor or “sham leader” events. During this custom, a leader was chosen for a feast or community celebration. This was usually someone who had a bad reputation or a fondness for too much drink. Their job was to make fun of the real people in charge including mayors, dukes, lords and others.

Penryn Mock Mayor 2021

A welcome return of the Mock Mayor event in 2021.


The election takes place from 5.30pm in the Teetotal (Temperance) Hall, Penryn on Saturday 25th September.

Come dressed in your best mock mayor attire. ‘It could be you’.

Or join in the disorganised rabble as they parade the streets of Penryn looking for the next place to wet the whistle.

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