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. Find your way around the festival with this easy to read map.
8996 Pole Green Park Ln.
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
The Hanover Tomato Festival is presented by Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department, The Herald-Progress, Mechanicsville Local and Hanover County Parks and Recreation. The largest single day community event would not be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors!
The Tomato Festival showcases artisans that want to highlight their unique craftsmanship and food vendors that want to present savory menu items.
vendor page for participating vendors.
The entertainment stage, presented by the E.J. Wade Foundation, 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.
The 2015 Hanover Tomato Festival Children’s
Area will feature lots of fun and excitement for children of all ages. Parents
and children get to have non-stop fun at the festival.
The pageant was on Saturday, June 27 at the East Hanover Volunteer Rescue Squad. This will be the final year for the Tiny Miss / Little Miss Hanover Tomato Festival Pageant, as participation in the pageant has been declining over the past five years. The event planning committee will be looking at new opportunities to engage our community youth in upcoming events.Contestants will be introduced and winners announced at 10:30 a.m. on the E. J. Wade Entertainments stage.
You can find a photo tour of the festival by visiting the
Hanover Tomato Festival Facebook photo album. A video highlight tour of the festival is also available on the
Parks and Recreation YouTube channel.
Hanover Tomato Festival Vendor Information PacketHanover Tomato Festival Sponsorship and BenefitsLittle Miss / Tiny Miss Hanover Tomato Festival Pageant Application Map of the 2015 Hanover Tomato FestivalTomato Uncookoff Flyer and Chef Application