300th Birthday Celebration in 2020


Hanover County was formed by action of the Virginia General Assembly on November 26, 1720. In 2020, the County will be celebrating its 300th birthday.

A citizens committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors is planning the 300th birthday celebration in 2020.

Multiple events during the year, both existing events and new ‘signature’ events, will celebrate the birthday. Signature events will be held at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown on May 30, 2020; Ashland's Strawberry Faire on June 6; the Hanover Tomato Festival on July 11; and a culminating celebration at Hanover Courthouse on October 17. 

You can help finance this celebration with donations, which will be tax-deductible. Financial support and volunteers will be needed and partnerships will be sought with many local organizations and businesses. Here's a form to sign up to volunteer.

To contact a staff person to get information about the celebration or find out how you can help, e-mail hanover300@hanovercounty.gov

Highlights of Hanover County’s rich history can be read here.