Become a Vendor

The Hanover Tomato Festival showcases artisans unique craftsmanship and local food vendors savory menu items, featuring the Hanover Tomato. Apply online to become a vendor with the Hanover Tomato Festival. Annually, applications are open December 1, until spaces are sold out. 

This is an outdoor festival, held on athletic fields. There is no vehicular access to these fields, so please be prepared to load 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. 

New for 2018: Premier Booth Spaces - corner booth spaces that include load in/out assistance. Scroll down for more information on your booth space options. 

To make your participation in the Hanover Tomato Festival as smooth as possible, we ask you to read the Vendor Rules and Regulations and all event information below before beginning the application process.

Jewelry vendor at the 2017 Hanover Tomato Festival

Please check out our 
current vendor list . (For franchise businesses, only one representative per franchise is permitted. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. ) 

The Hanover Tomato Festival committee cannot prevent vendor duplication of arts and crafts products. We will do our best to keep similar booths separated. 

Click on the appropriate tab below for more information including fees, add-on options and check in dates. 

  1. Artisan, Business & Non-profit
  2. Food
  3. MaterFUN Zone for Kids
  4. Political Party or Candidate

Artisan, business and Non-profit spaces are 15' x 15'

Standard Booth

​Fee: ​

Early Mater: $150 (December 1-March 1) ​

​Ripe Mater: $175 (March 2 - May 1) ​

Late Mater $200 (May 2 until all vendor spaces are filled)

Premier Booth

Corner booth space includes load in/out assistance with access to carted trailer driven by event staff to and from your booth space for set up and breakdown. Vendor will be responsible for loading items on/off the cart. Also includes parking in designated premier parking lot with separate load in/out zone for easier access.


​Early Mater: $250 (December 1-March 1)

​Ripe Mater: $275 (March 2 - May 1)

​Late Mater $300 (May 2 until all vendor spaces are filled)

​​​"Add On" options for an easier set up and breakdown:

​Additional 15' x 15' booth space - $150

​15' x 15' tent installed at your booth - $200

​Table & chair rental (1 table (8 ft), 2 folding chairs) - $25

Electrical access - $75 ​Electrical service is limited to small items, subject to approval. Vendor must supply a 50-ft. grounded electrical cord.

Vendor Check In:

​Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Pole Green Park Community Center


Friday, July 13

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pole Green Park Lane, event entrance

5:30PM-8:00 PM at Tomato-Palooza (Information tent) Pole Green Park

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. Please email this request to [email protected] by June 10, 2018. Passes will be mailed on June 15th.

​Loading times: Load in: Friday, July 13, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Load out: Saturday, July 14, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM