One unique golden ticket which lets the lucky winner ride at Boston’s May Fair for free as many times as they want, is up for grabs.

Once again, the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain has agreed that one lucky person will win the golden ticket. The Golden ticket is a great prize to win and it is always great fun and brilliant to see the smile on the winner’s face when they receive their golden ticket, which will be presented at the official opening of the Fair at 12pm on Saturday 28 August 2021.

As is tradition, the opening of the May Fair will start with the special May Fair proclamation which will be delivered by Boston Mayor, Cllr Frank Pickett, and a representative from the Showmen’s Guild on the steps of the Gallopers at noon.

The fair will then be open for business daily until Saturday 4 September.

The May Fair is an event all the family can enjoy with rides and attractions to suit all ages.

Boston’s town centre will be completely taken over by a wide variety of fairground attractions, including thrill rides, children’s rides, game and food stalls from Saturday, August 28, until Saturday September 4.

The Fair will be open at the following times throughout the week:

  • Saturday 28 August: 12pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 29 August: 1.30pm – 9pm
  • Monday August 30 – Thursday September 3: 11am – 10.30pm
  • Friday September 3: 11am – 11pm
  • Saturday September 4: 11am – 10.30pm

Rated as one of the top five street fairs in the country families of showmen have been coming to Boston for generations, occupying the same pitches with their rides and stalls, which they value highly.

To be in with a chance of winning the golden ticket simply send your name, age and a daytime phone number to Boston May Fair, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston PE21 8QR, or email

Deadline for entries is Tuesday August 10, 2021.

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