Hanover Tomato Festival

Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in July, the Hanover Tomato Festival is a free, family-oriented event with live musical entertainment, rides, games, a petting zoo, over 200 vendors, delicious tomato dishes, the crowning of Little Miss and Tiny Miss Tomato, Hanover Tomatoes and much more. The event is held at beautiful Pole Green Park and is a traditional celebration to promote the Hanover Community and features the famous Hanover Tomato. 


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


Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:

Entertainment Stage, presented by the E.J. Wade Foundation

Children's Activities

  • Rides
  • Petting Zoo
    Community Partners presenting free activity stations
    • State Fair of Virginia bus
    • Best Dressed Tomato Contest - Hanover Optimist Club
    • Face painting - Dynamo Soccer Club
    • Prize wheel - sweet Frog
    • Face painting and balloon sculptures - Air Brush Gypsy
    • Corn hole and tattoos - Autism Speaks
    • Tomato Curves walk - Curves
    • Tomato plantings - Empress Farms
    • Bow-wow beach, pooch water and cooling station - Friends of Hanover Dog Parks
    • Recycling craft activity - Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Construction craft and photos - Hanover Habitat for Humanity
    • Building blocks - Hawks Renovations
    • Mini project build station - Home Depot
    • Prize wheel and kick/punch target - Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do
    • Baby changing station and toddler toys - Mechanicsville Christian Center
    • RIR Kids Club and RIR Pace Car - Richmond International Raceway
    • Bubble party and games - Romp and Roll, Mechanicsville
    • Carnival games, play dough activities and privacy changing/feeding area - Shady Grove United Methodist Church