Hanover Tomato Festival

Hanover Tomato Festival

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    Map It


    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! The Hanover Tomato Festival Committee cannot prevent vendor duplication of arts and crafts products. We do however, only permit one of each franchise business, (Tupperware, Thirty-One, LulaRoe etc). We will do our best to keep similar booths separated.

    Vendor applications are now being accepted online. Options include:

    Children's Activities

    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

      Event Sponsors

      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!  

      Title Sponsor


      Bojangles' Logo as jpg

      Gold Sponsor


      EJ Wade Foundation Logo

      Bronze Sponsor


      • Covenant Woods
      • Dominion Green Power
      • Mobile Ink POD


      • Friends of Chris Peace
      • Habitat for Humanity
      • Renewal by Anderson of Central VA
      • Richmond Macaroni Kid
      • Walgreens

        Photos / Video

        You can find a photos from previous Hanover Tomato Festivals in the 20162015 and 2014 department Facebook albums. A video highlight tour of the festival is also available on the Parks and Recreation YouTube channel

        Forms and Documents