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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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June 2018

Market Day

June 23 @ 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 Markets Policy and Application Form A stall can be made available on the market every Saturday for use by charities and local organisations. This…

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Boston Craft Market

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market and chose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items.

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July 2018

Get Cycling Road Show

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Get Cycling Roadshow and try out a range of conventional and unconventional bicycles.

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August 2018

Boston Craft Market and Classic Cars

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items. This week's craft market will be joined by a selection of classic cars!

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Boston Craft Market

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items.

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Boston Craft Market and Family Crafts

August 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's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items. This week's craft market is accompanied by some free family crafts.

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September 2018

Boston Craft Market

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market today! There will be a selection of unique, hand-made items available.

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Boston Food Festival

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston Food Festival and experience new and exciting foods.

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October 2018

Halloween Fun

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston market place where the traditional Saturday Market will be joined by some Halloween fun! Are you brave enough to take on the Rodeo Pumpkin?

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November 2018

Boston Craft Market

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 22, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market today! There will be a selection of unique, hand-made items available.

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December 2018

Late Night Craft and Gift Markets

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft and Gift Market will be running on the 6th, 13th and 20th of December coinciding with late night shopping.

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Santa Run and Festive Market

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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This years Festive Market will feature a Santa Fun Run. Tickets will be available at a later date.

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