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 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.

Be sure to view the event layout map,shown below, before you proceed with registering online.

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. 


Festival Vendor

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. ) 

Hanover County 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. 

Please use the map below to understand the event layout - while we cannot guarantee booth location, we allow you to tell us which section of the event field you would like your space located. 
Standard booth locations are: green(A), light blue(b), yellow (C), red (D), orange (E), pink (F), white (G) and gray(H) lettered areas.
Premier booth locations are corner/end-caps located in the dark blue spaces of the green(A), light blue(b), yellow (c), red (D), orange (E), pink (F), white (G) and gray (H) sections.
  1. Artisan, Business & Non-profit
  2. Food
  3. MaterFUN Zone for Kids
  4. Political Party or Candidate
  5. Tomato Sales
  6. Government Agency

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 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.

Fee:

​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


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 June 17th only. 

Location: 
Pole Green Park 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 13  / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  / Pole Green Park Lane, event entrance -OR-5:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Event Information Tent (final opportunity to pick up parking passes)

Event Day Check In: Saturday, July 14 / at the Event Information Tent during event hours / *parking passes are not available after July 13 - 8:00PM


Drew's Tomato Art