Hanover Tomato Festival Info
Traditionally, taking place on the second Saturday in July, the Hanover Tomato Festival is a fundraiser for Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The department, in conjunction with the Herald Progress, the Mechanicsville Local and Hanover County Parks and Recreation produce this event annually.
And yes, the tomatoes sold at the event are true Hanover Tomatoes. They are delivered early in the morning from Dodd’s Acres Farm, located in the Black Creek district in Hanover County.
What to Expect at the Hanover Tomato Festival
In 2016, the Hanover Tomato Festival welcomed over 28,000 attendees. The festival is a free outdoor, family and pet friendly event with approximately 200 artisan and local business vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment and rides and games for children.
Things to Remember at the Hanover Tomato Festival
Be prepared for the forecasted weather conditions by staying hydrated before and during the festival with water, using sunscreen and wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. There will be mist cooling stations on the event field.
Many of the vendors at the festival accept credit cards, however some require cash or check. ATM’s are located near the event entrance for your convenience.
The festival grounds and general parking area are grass areas, not paved surfaces.
Traffic and Parking
Please remember that Pole Green Road is the only route to the park. At times, traffic may be heavy entering or exiting the park for the festival. Please be patient as event staff and the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department work to keep you moving and safe.
If you have a disabled parking placard, please have it hanging from your rear view mirror upon entering the park. This will ensure event staff can direct you to designated handicap parking.
General event parking is located in the back of the park. Free shuttles are available from these areas, which will take you to and from the event.