The Hannover Tomato Festival returns to its original format on July 15 and 16
MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (WWBT) — Whether you like them sliced, diced, or whole, the Hannover Tomato Festival is returning to its original format to celebrate all things tomato!
The free, outdoor, pet-friendly festival will feature artisan vendors, a selection of agriculture, and tomato-focused cuisines from Hannover.
The festival will be held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville at 8996 Pole Green Park Lane on Friday, July 15 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday will feature a pizza race and relay with obstacles and challenges and a pizza station with a hot slice waiting for anyone who stops. Individuals or teams of four can compete in team, men’s or women’s races. The first person to reach their to-ma-TOES to the finish line will win Papa John’s Pizza for one year. Each member of the winning team will receive coupons for two free large pizzas. Click here to register for the Pizza Race.
Saturday will feature Bow Wow Beach, a chill station for all the four-legged friends looking to beat the July heat, a tomato eating contest, a tomato scavenger hunt and activity stations for kids .
The Hanover Tomato Festival was started in 1978 by members of the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department who were looking for a way to raise money for the department. In 2020, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic. The following year, the event was revamped as small-scale events in Hanover County as Tomato Month.
Read more about the Hannover Tomato Festival here.
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