History

The Hanover Tomato Festival was started by Black Creek Volunteer Fire Department in 1978. At that time, the event included a parade on McClellan Road, a celebration of local emergency responders, and Hanover Tomatoes. Over time, the event’s popularity grew to include children’s activities and local vendors and it moved from the fire department to Battlefield Park Elementary School. In 1998, the event moved to its current location at Pole Green Park.  Check out the video below celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Hanover County's favorite fruit.