Become a Vendor

The Hanover Tomato Festival showcases artisans unique craftsmanship and local food vendors savory menu items featuring the Hanover Tomato.  

To make your participation in the festival as smooth as possible, please read the Rules and Regulations and all event information below before beginning the application process.

Annually, applications are open in December, until spaces are sold out. This is an outdoor festival held on athletic fields, therefore, vehicle access to your booth space is prohibited so please be prepared to haul your items to and from your booth space. Additional options are available to allow for an easier set up and breakdown for vendors. Please see the listing of available "Add On" options while registering. 

Hanover County cannot prevent vendor duplication of arts and crafts products but we will do our best to keep similar booths separated. For Franchise businesses, only one representative per franchise is permitted. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The vendor list is updated weekly.

Most Spirited Tomato Vendor: 

Vendors don't forget to use your creativity and show us your tomato spirit with your booth decorations.  Those vendors selected as "Most Spirited" will win a vendor space for the 2020 festival.

Vendor Options

If you are a local business, sell unique handmade items, serve up delicious Hanover tomato cuisine or have a special Hanover product, reach thousands of potential costumers at the Hanover Tomato Festival. 

Requested Booth Location

Please use the map to understand the event layout - while we cannot guarantee booth location, we would like your input on which section of the event you would like your space located. We will collect this information during the application process. 

map 2019

Check In Options

Vendors must "check in" to receive the required parking passes.  If you are a vendor that is not in the Hanover/Richmond or surrounding area, you may request to have your parking passes mailed to you.  You must submit this request via email to [email protected] by June 14, 2019.  Passes will be mailed on July 17th only. 

Location: 
Pole Green Office, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, 23111

Early Check In Dates & Times:  
Monday & Tuesday - July 8th & 9th from 9AM-5PM 
Wednesday & Thursday - July 10th & 11th from 5PM-7PM. 

Event Day Check In: Friday, July 12 / 9:00AM-4:00PM  - OR- 5:30PM-8:00PM at the Event Information Tent (final opportunity to pick up parking passes)

Event Day Check In: Saturday, July 13 / 6:00AM-8:00AM at the Event Information Tent (parking passes are NOT available)
Festival Vendor