Mock Mayor Penryn 2021
The Mock mayor 2021

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. With a free barrel of beer to get everyone going! With the new Saracen 'Obby' being unveiled. All welcome. Dress up and join in. And be prepared to give an election speech if you want to try and be the Mock Mayor of Penryn
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 2022

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 2022

A welcome return of the Mock Mayor event in 2022


The election takes place from 5.30pm in the Teetotal (Temperance) Hall, Penryn on Saturday 24th 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.

Mock Mayor 2021 Timetable of events TBC for 2022

2021 Timetable below:

When What Where
5pm Assembly Temperance Hall
5.30pm Mock Mayoral candidates and public arrive Temperance Hall
5.50pm Welcome to Mock Mayor, introduction, plan for Election, plan for rest of evening Temperance Hall
5.58pm Cornish Welcome Temperance Hall
6pm Candidate introduces themselves 2 mins each


Temperance hall
6.15pm Voting using clapometer

Mock Mayor announced

Temperance hall
6.20 Move across to Turf and Stocks

General mayhem follows

Outside Town Hall
6.30 Musicians and Mock Mayor party progress to Kings Bar
6.35 Arrive Kings Bar-

MC asks for volunteers to be Ale testers in all pubs-hold them to it

Ale tested and declared-disputed

Kings Bar
7.05 Arrive Bowling Club

Ale tested and declared-disputed

Bowling Club
7.35 Arrive Famous Barrel

Ale tested and declared-disputed

Famous Barrel
8.05 Arrive Temperance Hall

Ale served-music

Food brought in

Temperance Hall
8.35 Event fizzles out or continues ?