Saturday, October 27, 2018

Drinking, dancing and revelry come to Downtown York from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, October 27, for the Fifth Annual Downtown Inc Masquerade Ball Presented by Royal Square Development & Construction.

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This year's Masquerade Ball will take place in the boldest location yet: the former Pewterex Foundry on North Hartley Street. This year’s theme will be Fire & Ice, paying homage to the 54,000-square-foot building’s historic uses as both a foundry and an ice machine manufacturing plant.

As Downtown Inc’s signature fundraising event, the Masquerade Ball features a cash-bar cocktail hour with delightful surprises, passed hors-d'oeuvres and an exquisite meal, an immersive audio-visual light show and dancing into the late hours.

Black tie optional; masks are not.

Event Format

Guests will enjoy butlered hors-d'oeuvres and main course & dessert stations that can be enjoyed at your leisure; there will not be a seated, served meal and, as such, no reserved seating (other than for our corporate table sponsors).

The Food

The Accomac is back with deliciously prepared fare for carnivores and vegans alike and dishes that tie into this year’s Fire & Ice theme.

The Drinks

Embrace the Scoville Scale with a Spicy Fire Signature Drink featuring Holla Vodka’s Sweet Fire Jalapeno Vodka, then chill out with a Cool Ice Signature Drink made with Holla’s Mint Vodka.

Because it’s October, we’ll also feature a Fall Harvest Signature Drink made with Old Republic Distillery’s Apple Pie Moonshine.

For the beer drinkers, we will also have the aptly named Masquerade Porter, generously donated by Collusion Tap Works.

Remember: It’s a cash bar - so please bring cash!

The Entertainment

We’re going big this year with our live entertainment. Enjoy the sounds of Central City Orchestra, voted “Best in York” and “Best in Lancaster” by readers of Susquehanna Style magazine.

Plus, embrace the mystical with tarot cards readings by Liette Monic, get silly with caricatures by Mel Conrad and goof around with friends in the MINT Photo Booth – all back for this year’s Masquerade Ball.

And because we’re in a foundry, we’re bringing in a blacksmith for LIVE demonstrations throughout the night. While he’s working with fire, you can cool off for a selfie by our ice sculpture. 

Awesome Prizes

New for this year, Downtown Inc will raffle off three amazing prize packages:

  • A “Tower of Beer,” featuring more than $300 worth of craft beer from Downtown York’s local craft breweries

  • A “Basket of Cheer,” featuring $300 worth of wine

  • And a custom home delivery gourmet meal package from Sharmini’s Kitchen, including a personalized menu so you’re sure to love what you win. Valued at $425. 

And More Surprises and Delights

  • Art for sale by Paradox Design Werx and Circa Antiques

  • Large industrial art and décor pieces by Patrick Sells

  • And thanks to Comfort Zone Mattress, “Hot Spots” and “Chill Zones” when you want to rest your feet from dancing so  to the amazing sounds of Central City Orchestra 

Support Downtown York's Revitalization

The Downtown Inc Masquerade Ball is a fundraiser for Downtown Inc, a 501(c)(3). It is through the support of our donors and downtown boosters like you that Downtown Inc is able to continue to serve the public through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. No refunds will be given.


Presenting Sponsor


Photo Booth Sponsor


Foundry Sponsor


Foundry Sponsor


Style Scene Red Carpet presented by:


Bar Sponsor


CaricAture Artist Presented by:


Tarot Card Readings Presented by:


Community engagement Sponsor