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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…”

April 2019

Boston Market

April 20 @ 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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May 2019

May Fair

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Are you a thrill seeker? looking for a family day out? Wanting to hang out with friends? Then the Boston May Fair is the place to be! Boston's May Fair has a wide selection of rides for different people from ranging tea-cups to giant arms! And if you don't care much for rides, you can enjoy the huge variety of food on offer; you can get a Yorkshire pudding wraps, pork and apple burgers, hot dogs, candyfloss, 1m long sweet…

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May Fair

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Are you a thrill seeker? looking for a family day out? Wanting to hang out with friends? Then the Boston May Fair is the place to be! Boston’s May Fair has a wide selection of rides for different people from ranging tea-cups to giant arms! And if you don’t care much for rides, you can enjoy the huge variety of food on offer; you can get a Yorkshire pudding wraps, pork and apple burgers, hot dogs, candyfloss, 1m long sweet…

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May Fair

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Fun for all the Family with rides and attractions to suit all ages!

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May Fair

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Great fun for the whole family with rides and attractions to suit all ages.

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May Fair

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Great fun for all the family with rides and attractions to suit all ages.

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May Fair

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Great fun for all the family with rides and attractions to suit all age groups.

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May Fair

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Great fun for all the family with rides and attractions to suit all ages.

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Craft and Gift Market

May 16 @ 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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Craft and Gift Market and Dementia Awareness Day

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Our Dementia Awareness Day will be running alongside the Boston Craft and Gift Market. There will be information, crafts and more and it's free to attend! 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…

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June 2019

Boston Market – International Children’s Day

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

The Market will be celebrating international Children's Day on the 1st of June. Traditionally, Children's day is a day to celebrate children by giving them a small gift or taking them on a day out. Boston's Market is a perfect opportunity for this as there will be free activities such as family crafts alongside the stalls. 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…

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Boston Market – 1940s Themed

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

The Boston Market will be joined by live 1940s style performances and activities. 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…

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July 2019

Get Cycling Roadshow

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Get Cycling Roadshow is a great free family day out where you can try out a range of conventional and unconventional bikes as well as KMX karts and the Mega Bike*. This is a free event thanks to Boston Big Local funding this event. *subject to availability

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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.

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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! Watch this space for more information.

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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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