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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…”

February 2019

Boston Market

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am 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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March 2019

Celebration of Farming

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston's Celebration of Farming will return for it's third year on Sunday 24th march with a variety of vintage and modern farming equipment and tractors, as well as stalls offering unique products. Come along for a great free family day out. Displays include vintage and modern tractors, farming equipment, oil engine displays. There will be stalls offering a selection of farming related products, farming organisations will also be attending providing information and insights into the farming community. A variety of free…

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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 10:00am 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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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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