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The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

Trading fairs or “marts” have been held in Boston since at least the 12th Century – the earliest historic record of a fair or “mart” is in 1132. It ran from St. Botolph’s Day (12th June) to 24th June. In 1218 a Patent was granted for Boston’s Fair. The earliest maps of Boston date from that time and the “Market Place” is indicated on them in its current location.

In 1545 Boston obtained its Charter of Incorporation from Henry VIII, via his son Edward VI. On 1st June John Robinson took office as the first Mayor of Boston, the 12 aldermen were sworn in and the Recorder and Town Clerk appointed. Amongst his other roles the Mayor was declared “Clerk of the Market”.

The original document beautifully illustrated and with its impressive royal seal, is kept in the Guildhall in South Street.  The charter contains the following reference:

“We have granted also… unto the said Mayor and Burgesses, and their successors, that they and their successors, for ever, shall have a free Market twice a week, that is to say, upon the Wednesday and Saturday…”

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November 2017

Market Day

November 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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No market town is complete without the hustle and bustle of it's market day, and Boston hosts traders from across the region each Wednesday and Saturday. Traditional market goods of fresh fruit, vegetables and meats are on offer, together with contemporary clothing, electronics and arts  & crafts. To apply for a stall please fill out the application form, Markets Policy and Application Form A stall can be made available on the market every Saturday for use by charities and local…

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Boston Christmas Market & Illuminate Parade

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

Including Christmas Lights Switch on by Christmas In Boston. Applications now open for traders for this event The market will run from 12noon through to 7.30pm. Enjoy the stage entertainment from late afternoon, the Illuminate Parade delivered by Transported and the lights switch on by the newly formed Christmas In Boston committee. Santa will be in attendance at this event. Opportunity to extend this event should traders wish to trade from Boston Stump or on Wide Bargate.

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Boston Craft Market

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston Craft Market and get your handmade gifts and bespoke, handcrafted items.

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December 2017

Boston Craft Market

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft market has a range of handmade items which make perfect gifts.

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Boston Craft Market

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft market has a wide range of bespoke items which make unique gifts.

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Festive Market

December 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Market with Christmas Entertainment. Free afternoon screening of Elf in The Stump. Market open until 2.30pm with a free screening to be shown in Boston Stump after the market. If you would like to trade at this event please fill out this application form.

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Boston Craft Market

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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This will be the last Craft Market of the year. Don't Miss out! get your bespoke, hand-crafted items and gifts in time for Christmas.

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Additional Market

December 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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We will be hosting an additional market running up to Christmas so that you can get all your fresh produce and gifts in time for Christmas. If you would like to trade on this market, please apply here.

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Additional Market

December 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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We will be hosting an additional market running up to Christmas so that you can get all your fresh produce and gifts in time for Christmas. If you would like to trade on this market, please apply here.

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March 2018

Celebration of Farming

March 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Following the success of the first Farming event in 2017 it will return for 2018. There will feature a range of vintage tractors and farming equipment along with activities such as cabbage rolling.

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May 2018

Boston May Fair

May 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years.

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