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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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July 2017

Craft Market

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on June 29, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on July 13, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on August 10, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on August 24, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on September 7, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on September 21, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 5, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on October 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Running alongside the regular Wednesday and Saturday markets, from Spring until Autumn, Boston Marketplace hosts a bi-weekly Thursday Craft market. Traders offer a wide variety of handmade items, bespoke cards, stunning jewellery, and all manner of gift items for sale. Come along to see unique and creative ideas you probably won't see on offer in the High Street shop windows.

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Get Cycling Roadshow

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Free

Come along to the Get Cycling Roadshow! Following on from this events success in 2016 it makes a return to Boston Market Place. Try out a mixture of bikes, have a go on the KMX, Karts and the Megabus. Find out about cycling safely and have fun. A great event for the whole family to kick off the summer holidays.

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Market Day

July 29 @ 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.

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September 2017

Boston Food Festival

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Free

Boston will look to hold its first Food Festival in the Market Place on Sunday 24th September. Now open for traders application.

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November 2017

Boston Christmas Market & Illuminate Parade

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