Hanover and the Richmond region are teeming with seasonal events and activities. There’s something for everyone, from food festivals to NASCAR racing to college hoops to live music to horse races and more.
Events in Hanover
The Ashland Strawberry Faire and Hanover Tomato Festival celebrate Hanover’s rural roots and agricultural delights, and bring a festive atmosphere to the local community.
Hanover Tomato Festival
The pride and joy of Hanover citizens is the annual Hanover Tomato Festival, and attendance to this popular event increases every year. The Festival is a strong tradition and recognizes the importance of one of the county’s most valuable assets: the Hanover tomato.
Ashland Strawberry Faire
The Ashland Strawberry Faire in historic Ashland, Virginia, is a tradional celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. The Faire is usually on the first Saturday in June, held on the streets adjacent to the Randolph-Macon College campus. The Faire is a free, community and family-oriented event. There are vendors selling arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the many thousands who attend the event.
Events in the Richmond Region
Whatever’s your passion, you’ll find it all in the Richmond region. Below is just a small sample of what Richmond has to offer. For a full list of events, check out www.VisitRichmondVa.com.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s French Film Festival
North American premieres, with appearances by directors and actors, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown.
Virginia Wine Expo
The best of the grape in Virginia on display at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Chefs from Richmond restaurants, local growers and cookbook authors set up shop downtown on Broad Street.
Carytown Watermelon Festival
Enjoy sidewalk sales, live music and all the watermelon you can eat.
Bizarre Bazaar’s Spring Market
Nationally known crafters and artists present innovative gifts, antiques and garden accessories.
Historic Garden Week in Virginia
Historic homes and gardens, including several plantations, are open for tours.
Live music at Brown’s Island from May to June. Start your weekend off right.
Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship
Catch college hoops action at the Richmond Coliseum.
Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K
It’s a race along Monument Avenue, but with 35,000 participants, it’s also a party with bands and other family-friendly activities.
Get revved up for the 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Strawberry Hill Races
Steeplechase racing, tailgating and music are all part of this Richmond rite of spring at Colonial Downs.