Hanover Tomato Festival

Hanover Tomato Festival

Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in July, (Saturday July 9th, 2016). The Hanover Tomato Festival is a free, family-oriented event with Hanover Tomatoes, live musical entertainment, rides, games, a petting zoo, over 200 vendors, delicious tomato dishes, and much more. Parking for this event is free. The festival is held at beautiful Pole Green Park, rain or shine and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It's a traditional celebration to promote the Hanover Community and features the famous Hanover Tomato.   


8996 Pole Green Park Ln.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116    Map It


    The Tomato Festival showcases artisans that want to highlight their unique craftsmanship and food vendors that want to present savory menu items.

    Visit the vendor page for information on how to become an artisan, commercial, or food vendor. We are accepting applications now!


    The entertainment stage will have a full lineup of musicians, ceremony's and bands. The schedule will be highlighted so you can plan your visit and enjoy your day around fantastic entertainment performances. 

      Children's Activities

      At the festival, children can expect: rides, games, a petting zoo and free activities and fun for all ages. We are accepting applications for businesses and organizations in the "Mater FUN Zone" now!

      Visit the vendor page for information on how to become part of the "Mater FUN Zone". 

      Sponsor Recruitment

      With an audience of over 25,000 attendees and a 38-year history of being Hanover’s signature community event, the Hanover Tomato Festival is the ideal opportunity to get involved.

      Thank you to our 2016 Hanover Tomato Festival Sponsors:

      • E.J. Wade Foundation
      • Verizon FiOS
      • Meadow Event Park / State Fair of Virginia
      • CF Sauer / Dukes 
      • Richmond Magazine
      • Hanover Optimist Club
      • Harmony Senior Services - Crossings at Hanover
      • Mechanicsville Toyota
      • The Game Patrol 
      • Le Bleu Ultra Pure Water
      • Martin's Food Markets
      • Hoober, Inc. 
        • Hanover Emergency Center
        • Papa John's Pizza
        • Covenant Woods
        • Julie Whitaker Insurance Agency Inc.- State Farm
        • Carytown Burger & Fries
        • Sweet Frog
        • Macaroni Kid: Richmond
        • KnowDifferent.net
        • Delegate Chris Peace
        • Edible Arrangements 
        • Kids Exchange RVA
        • three one one productions
        • Dominion Green Power
        • Tractor Supply Company
        • Walgreens

        Sponsorship comes in many forms and with investments for every budget and interest, there is a level for your business or organization to be involved. Download the Sponsor Packet for more information and “Become a Sponsor” today.

        Photos / Video

        You can find a photo tour of the festival by visiting the Hanover Tomato Festival Facebook photo album for 2015 and 2014. A video highlight tour of the festival is also available on the Parks and Recreation YouTube channel

        Forms and Documents

        Vendor Application
        Sponsor Packet