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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 2020

Boston Market

April 4 @ 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. A stall can be made available on the market every Saturday for use by charities and local organisations. This can be used to sell products to raise money for the charity, or to…

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May 2020

Boston Craft and Gift Market

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until October 29, 2020

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston's craft market offers a range of beautiful items, perfect as presents or treats for yourself! These markets will be running on the last Thursday of the Month in the Market place, Boston. If you are interested in trading, please email events@boston.gov.uk.

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July 2020

Teenage Market and Boston Market

July 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

Teenage Market Bishop Grosseteste University and Visit Boston have paired up to bring Lincoln Teenage Market on Tour to Boston. Join the Teenage Market running alongside the regular chartered market in the historic market town of Boston in Lincolnshire. Participation in this event is FREE and no trading experience is necessary. Your stall will be provided with a table and Bishop Grosseteste University will take care of most insurances, all you have to provide is your own cash/float. The Market…

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Get Cycling Roadshow

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Get Cycling Roadshow returns for 2020! Join us in the market place for some cycle-tastic fun. There will be a range of conventional and unconventional bikes to have a go on as well as KMX Karts. There will also be a cycle doctor to provide free bike maintenance and minor repairs. *Funded by Boston Big Local

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November 2020

Boston Craft and Gift Market

November 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 17, 2020

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston's Craft Market offers a range of beautiful items, perfect for getting those unique Christmas Presents! If you are interested in trading, please email events@boston.gov.uk.

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Christmas Market

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Boston Christmas Market will include live entertainment throughout the day, over 40 stalls to browse in the Market Place and Wide Bargate, the Illuminate Parade by Transported Arts and the Lights Switch on by Christmas In Boston. *Funded by Boston Town Area Committee

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December 2020

Boston Festive Market and Santa Fun Run

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Festive Market will return for 2020! There will be a selection of stalls, live entertainment, the Santa Fun run and more! The Santa Fun Run is organised by Boston Community Runners. *Funded by Boston Town Area Committee

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