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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…”

December 2018

Market Day

December 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

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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Late Night Craft and Gift Fair

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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. Don’t miss the Stilt Walking Reindeer also joining us on this evening. 4pm-4:30pm - Sarah Lowe 4:30-5pm - Elf Anticts Show 5:15pm-5:45 - Sarah Lowe 6pm-6:35pm - Tom Weston 6:40pm-7:15pm - Elf Anticts Show 7:15pm-8pm - Tom Weston There will be a range of stalls and products availble and free parking in Boston Borough Council owned carparks from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

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Boston Santa Fun 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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Boston Festive Market will return for 2018 with the addition of a Santa Fun Run. A 5k route for all the family to enjoy, get your tickets here. The Festive market will feature a range of Stalls selling Christmas products as well as entertainment throughout the day.  

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Late Night Craft and Gift Fair

December 20 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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. From 11am Giant Snow Globe will create magical photo opportunity for you with your family, friends or work colleagues. Christmas music will be played from 4pm. 5:15pm-5:45pm - Daniel Knight 6pm-6:35pm - Sarah Lowe 6:45pm-7:15pm - Daniel Knight 7:15pm-8pm - Sarah Lowe There will be a range of stalls and products availble and free parking in Boston Borough Council…

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August 2020

Market Day

August 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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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