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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 2017

Boston Market

April 8, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

Boston Craft Market

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston Craft Market to get all your bespoke gifts and handmade crafts.

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Boston Christmas Market & Illuminate Parade

November 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom

Including Christmas Lights Switch on by Christmas In Boston. Applications now open for traders for this event The market will run from 12noon through to 7.30pm. Enjoy the stage entertainment from late afternoon, the Illuminate Parade delivered by Transported and the lights switch on by the newly formed Christmas In Boston committee. Santa will be in attendance at this event. Opportunity to extend this event should traders wish to trade from Boston Stump or on Wide Bargate.

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Boston Craft Market

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston Craft Market and get your handmade gifts and bespoke, handcrafted items.

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December 2017

Boston Craft Market

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft market has a range of handmade items which make perfect gifts.

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Boston Craft Market

December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft market has a wide range of bespoke items which make unique gifts.

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Festive Market

December 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
Free

Market with Christmas Entertainment. Free afternoon screening of Elf in The Stump. Market open until 2.30pm with a free screening to be shown in Boston Stump after the market. If you would like to trade at this event please fill out this application form.

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Boston Craft Market

December 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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This will be the last Craft Market of the year. Don't Miss out! get your bespoke, hand-crafted items and gifts in time for Christmas.

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Additional Market

December 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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We will be hosting an additional market running up to Christmas so that you can get all your fresh produce and gifts in time for Christmas. If you would like to trade on this market, please apply here.

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Additional Market

December 24, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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We will be hosting an additional market running up to Christmas so that you can get all your fresh produce and gifts in time for Christmas. If you would like to trade on this market, please apply here.

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March 2018

Celebration of Farming

March 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Following the success of the first Farming event in 2017 it will return for 2018. There will feature a range of vintage tractors and farming equipment along with activities such as cabbage rolling. This year we will also be joined by The Sheep Show for an exciting and educational show. To book tickets to this event please CLICK HERE If you would like to trade at this event, please email events@boston.gov.uk

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April 2018

Family Fun Friday

April 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The Community Fun Day organised by the Canal and River Trust will return on Friday 13th April in Boston Market Place

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May 2018

Boston May Fair

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston May Fair

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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The annual Boston May Fair will return for 2018. This event can be dated back to 1125 and has expanded over the years. Boston's town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children's rides and food stalls from Saturday, May 5, until Saturday, May 12. It will be open from noon to 11pm on the first Saturday, and from 11am to 10.30pm on every other day except for the Friday, when it…

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Boston Craft Market

May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market and chose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items.

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Love your Local Market

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come on down to Boston Market on Saturday 19th May, where our usual market will be joined by Pepper pig, free family crafts and entertainment. To help promote the love your local market campaign, we will be giving out stickers and balloons!  #LYLM2018

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Hanse International Day

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Free

Bringing history to life in the Market Place and the Stump. Featuring the Knights of Skirbeck, Peasants Revolt and the Lincoln Waites, Lincolnshire's medieval strolling players. Spinners will be in the Stump and a procession featuring the new Hanse flags will go through to the memorial of a hanseatic merchants in the Stump at 12.00 midday.

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Family Fun Day

May 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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On Thursday 31st March the Boston Craft Market will be joined by family fun crafts by Sam' House and Alzheimer's Society who will be raising awareness of dementia. We will also be joined by Sheds of Stories who will be performing in the Market Place and Face Painting by Felicity who will be offering free 'forget-me-not' flowers. Other face painting will be available for a donation to the Alzheimer's Society. #LYLM2018

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July 2018

Get Cycling Roadshow

July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Get Cycling Roadshow and try out a range of conventional and unconventional bicycles.

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August 2018

Boston Craft Market and Classic Cars

August 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items. This week's craft market will be joined by a selection of classic cars!

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Boston Craft Market

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items.

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Boston Craft Market and Family Crafts

August 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's Craft Market and choose from a wide range of bespoke, hand crafted items. This week's craft market is accompanied by some free family crafts.

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September 2018

Boston Craft Market

September 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market today! There will be a selection of unique, hand-made items available.

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October 2018

Boston Craft Market and Halloween Family Fun

October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market today! There will be a selection of unique, hand-made items available. There will also be free halloween-themed family craft activities!

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Halloween Fun

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston market place where the traditional Saturday Market will be joined by some Halloween fun! Are you brave enough to take on the Rodeo Pumpkin?

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November 2018

Boston Craft Market

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 22, 2018

Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Come along to Boston's craft market today! There will be a selection of unique, hand-made items available.

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December 2018

Late Night Craft and Gift Fair

December 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft and Gift Market will be running on the 6th, 13th and 20th of December coinciding with late night shopping. From 4pm at the Craft and Gift Fayre Christmas music will be played with our Top Shelf Elf Stilt walker joining us at 5pm. 6pm – 6.35pm – Paisley Atlanta 6.45pm – 7.15pm – Balloon Modelling show 7.15pm – 8pm – Paisley Atlanta There will be a range of stalls and products availble and free parking in Boston Borough…

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Late Night Craft and Gift Fair

December 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft and Gift Market will be running on the 6th, 13th and 20th of December coinciding with late night shopping. Don’t miss the Stilt Walking Reindeer also joining us on this evening. 4pm-4:30pm - Sarah Lowe 4:30-5pm - Elf Anticts Show 5:15pm-5:45 - Sarah Lowe 6pm-6:35pm - Tom Weston 6:40pm-7:15pm - Elf Anticts Show 7:15pm-8pm - Tom Weston There will be a range of stalls and products availble and free parking in Boston Borough Council owned carparks and, thanks…

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Boston Santa Fun Run and Festive Market

December 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Festive Market will return for 2018 with the addition of a Santa Fun Run. A 5k route for all the family to enjoy, get your tickets here. The Festive market will feature a range of Stalls selling Christmas products as well as entertainment throughout the day.  

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Late Night Craft and Gift Fair

December 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Market Place, The Marketplace
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6EN United Kingdom
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Boston Craft and Gift Market will be running on the 6th, 13th and 20th of December coinciding with late night shopping. From 11am Giant Snow Globe will create magical photo opportunity for you with your family, friends or work colleagues. Christmas music will be played from 4pm. 4:30pm-5:15 - Sarah Lowe 5:15pm-5:45pm - Daniel Knight 6pm-6:35pm - Sarah Lowe 6:45pm-7:15pm - Daniel Knight 7:15pm-8pm - Sarah Lowe There will be a range of stalls and products availble and free parking…

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