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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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February 2018

Market Day

February 24 @ 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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March 2018

Celebration of Farming

March 18 @ 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. This year we will also be joined by The Sheep Show for an exciting and educational show. To book tickets to this event please CLICK HERE If you would like to trade at this event, please email events@boston.gov.uk

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May 2018

Boston May Fair

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Boston May Fair

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 9:00 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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Boston May Fair

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 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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Boston May Fair

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 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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Boston May Fair

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 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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Boston May Fair

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 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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Boston May Fair

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 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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Boston May Fair

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 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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Boston Craft Market

May 17 @ 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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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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