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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…”

September 2019

Boston Market

September 18 @ 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

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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Craft and Gift Market

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 14, 2019

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston's Craft and Gift Markets offers a selection of bespoke, unique items, perfect for gifts or beautiful additions to your home. The Craft and Gift Markets run every Thursday in the Market Place, Boston. If you would like to trade at the Craft and Gift Markets, please email events@boston.gov.uk or download our application form and our terms and conditions.

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November 2019

Boston Christmas Market 2019

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Christmas Market will return for 2019 on the 21st of November. The Christmas Market will feature live entertainment in the evening, a variety of stalls in the Market Place and Wide Bargate, Santa's Grotto (in the Stump), the Lights Switch On, by Christmas in Boston, and much more! As with previous years, the event will feature an Illuminate Parade by Transported Arts to celebrate our historical links with the Pilgrims and our ties to America. Schedule of day *(subject to change) 12noon…

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December 2019

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! Get your Santa Fun Run tickets here. Funded by Boston Town Area Committee

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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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