The Hanover Tomato Festival - Celebrating 40 years!
When the new park at Pole Green opened it was decided to move the festival there due to the increasing number of people attending the festival. Also, during this time, The Herald Progress newspaper came on board as a sponsor to assist in marketing the festival.
Each year after, the festival has grown until it is the largest single day event in Hanover County. All of the tomatoes for the festival have been provided by a local farmer named Robbie Dodd. Sadly, Mr. Dodd passed away last year, but the tomatoes are still grown locally by Farmers in Hanover.
The Festival today is still sponsored by the Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department with its partners Hanover County Parks & Recreation and the Mechanicsville Local Newspaper. All of the profits from the Festival go to Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department to purchase equipment that the County does not provide.