Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in July, (Saturday, July 8, 2017). 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
The Tomato Festival showcases artisans that want to highlight their unique craftsmanship and food vendors that want to present savory menu items, featuring the Hanover Tomato.
As vendors begin to register, come back and visit the vendor page for the full list of fantastic artisan, commercial and food vendors that have committed to the 2017 festival!
Vendor applications are now being accepted online. Options include:
At the festival, children can expect: rides, games, a petting zoo and free activities and fun for all ages. "Mater FUN Zone" vendor applications are now available here:
MaterFUN Zone vendor application
Hanover Tomato Festival sponsorship opportunities are available in the sponsor packet.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors. With
their support, the Hanover Tomato Festival continues to be the signature event
within Hanover County!
You can find a photos from previous
Hanover Tomato Festivals in the 2016, 2015 and 2014 department Facebook albums. A video highlight tour of the festival is also available on the
Parks and Recreation YouTube channel.