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Welcome to the ticket office for the Lord Mayor of York's charity events. 

The Lord Mayor of York for 2019 - 2020 is Cllr Janet Looker and she and her fundraising team hope that you will join us at these events.  We are raising money for Citizens' Advice York, York Homestart and York Shakespeare Project. 

You can purchase tickets here, all prices include a small processing fee.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @LordMayorYork and Facebook @The Lord Mayor of York's Charity Fundraising

Assize of Ale

19 October 2019 2pm

Since medieval times, it has been traditional for there to be an 'assize' of the city's public houses every year to make sure unscrupulous landlords don't cheat on quantity or price - and to check that their ale is drinkable.

This year the assize is to take place on the 19th October and will start with activities in St Helen's Square from 12.30 then the Sheriff will read a declaration outside the Mansion House at 2pm. Participants will be divided into the 3 teams and each will head off into York’s city centre on 3 separate routes visiting a wide cross section of traditional and contemporary pubs.

Wearing medieval costume is optional but greatly encouraged. Costume hire businesses will give a 10% discount on presentation of your ticket for this event.

Taking part in the pub visits is free, but guests are encouraged to purchase a ticket for £12 which entitles them to a dining experience in Stonegate Yard from 5.30pm and includes a donation to the charities.

Tickets available on this site until 17 October 2019

Exclusive Gin Tasting Experience with York Gin and Star Inn the City

30 October 2019 7pm

We are very lucky to be able to offer an exclusive experience for a small number of discerning customers - a combination of some of the best food and drink in the city.  York Gin, who hand make award winning gins in the city, along with the Star Inn the City, one of York's finest restaurants, invite you to sample their first class products at this very special event.

You will sample these gins fresh from winning prizes at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition with a selection of quality tonics and botanicals. Alongside this you will enjoy fine canapes made by the Star Inn's renowned chefs from the best seasonal Yorkshire produce.

The Big Pig Race

29 November 2019 7pm

Join us for an evening of fun and frolics as we enjoy racing pigs (battery operated, not real), enjoy a pie and peas supper and raise funds for the Lord Mayor's Charities - Citizens Advice York, Homestart York and York Shakespeare Project. 

This is a hilariously funny evening which has been very popular when run for previous Lord Mayors, so please buy your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.