Excitement as popular Boston May Fair set to return after a two year absence

Boston’s historic annual May Fair is to return to the town this spring after a two year absence due to the Covid pandemic.

Boston May Fair in 2019. EMN-210722-153339005
Boston May Fair in 2019. EMN-210722-153339005

The popular event was cancelled in 2021 and 2020 - but Boston Borough Council says it is ‘extremely excited’ for its return.

A spokesman said: “Once again Boston town centre will be filled with rides, food stalls, game stalls, slides and lots more from The Showmen’s Guild. Families of showmen have been coming to Boston for generations, occupying the same pitches with their rides and stalls.”

Rated one of the top five street fairs in the country, the May Fair has a Royal Charter and is surrounded by tradition, offering a great day out for the family.

As tradition dictates, the fair will be officially opened by the Mayor at 12noon on Saturday, April 30. The town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions until Saturday, May 7.

Councillor Tracey Abbott, Portfolio Holder for Town Centre said “We are delighted to be working with The Showman’s Guild once again for the return of the Boston May Fair this year. It is such an important event for the town and is always extremely popular, we are looking forward to welcoming the fair back to Boston.”

“We will be urging everyone to attend the fair safely continuing to follow any guidance for Covid-19.”