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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…”

November 2019

Boston Market

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

Vote for Boston's Outdoor Market as Britain's favourite market here. 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…

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December 2019

Craft and Gift Markets

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2019

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Boston Craft and Gift Market will run on Thursday the 5th, 12th and 19th of December. There will be a selection of stalls offering a variety of bespoke gifts, perfect for Christmas presents! There will be live music between 12noon and 2pm.  

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Craft and Gift Markets

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Boston Craft and Gift Market will run on Thursday the 5th, 12th and 19th of December. There will be a selection of stalls offering a variety of bespoke gifts, perfect for Christmas presents! There will be live music from Sarah Lowe from 12noon – 12.45pm and 1.15pm – 1.45pm  

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Festive Market and Santa Fun Run

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Boston Festive Market will be joined, once again, by the Santa Fun Run! In 2018 there were over 350 Santas running through the town. The event will include live entertainment throughout the day and plenty of stalls to get those last minute presents! The Annual Motorcycle Toy Run will also visit the Festive Market, time TBC. Additional stalls and Santa's Grotto will be open in Pescod Sqaure. Santa Fun Run is organised by Boston Community Runners, get your Santa…

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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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