Hanover Chili Cook-Off

Take part in Hanover's largest and most popular event, the Hanover Chili Cook-Off


September 1, 2024


151 Moul Ave, Hanover PA


Food & Drink
A pot of fresh cooked chili

The Hanover Chili Cook Off has become a staple for family entertainment, chili tasting and fundraising for local nonprofit organizations, all built around the PA State Chili Cooking Championships.

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Event Schedule

Explore the activities and timings of upcoming events in Hanover.

December 13, 2024

Christmas in Hanover

Christmas in Hanover presented by Main Street Hanover with The Hanover Christmas Committee will be proud to present the Christmas activities for the 2024 season.
October 31, 2024

Halloween Parade

One of the oldest Hanover Area traditions!
September 14, 2024

Snack Town Fall Fest ft. Rocky 98.5 WYCR's Battle of the Bands

Introducing our first ever Snack Town Fall Fest! Snack Town Fall Fest will be a one-day festival and will feature food trucks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcholic), craft vendors, kid and family activities, and live music.
September 1, 2024
Food & Drink

Hanover Chili Cook-Off

Take part in Hanover's largest and most popular event, the Hanover Chili Cook-Off
July 13, 2024

4th Snack Town Street Fair

One day festival in downtown Hanover, Pennsylvania, featuring artists, authors, craft and food vendors, live music, kids’ entertainment, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about dietary options, reservation policies, and hours of operation.

What are the top attractions to visit in Hanover?

Visitors often inquire about the Hanover Historic District, which is known for its over 2600 mid-19th to mid-20th-century buildings.

Are there guided tours available in Hanover?

In Hanover, Pennsylvania, history enthusiasts can enjoy a journey through time with visits to the Hanover Area Historical Society Museum, which showcases the town’s rich past; the Warehime-Myers Mansion, a beautifully preserved example of early 20th-century architecture; and the Neas House, one of the oldest surviving structures in Hanover, offering a glimpse into the life of the 18th-century Pennsylvania German settlers. These historical landmarks provide a captivating window into Hanover’s heritage and are a must-visit for those looking to experience the town’s historical charm.

Can visitors engage in any unique local activities?

In addition to Codorus State Park and Hickory Falls, Hanover is also known for the Snack Town Street Fair, a vibrant festival celebrating the town’s snack food heritage with craft vendors, food, and entertainment, created in partnership between the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Utz Brands

What historical experiences can one have in Hanover?

Hanover provides a rich historical experience with tours like the Civil War Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour and the Spirits of Jennie Wade Ghost Night Tour in nearby Gettysburg.

What is Hanover known for?

Hanover, Pennsylvania, is renowned as the Snack Food Capital of the World, home to iconic brands like Utz Quality Foods and Snyder’s of Hanover, which are part of the Campbell Snacks portfolio.                              

Where can I grab a drink?

Dolphin & Anchor Pub: Located in the heart of Hanover, they offer traditional beer styles with a twist.

Sign of the Horse Brewery: A contemporary brewery catering to craft brew enthusiasts with a range of house taps.

Fat Bat Brewing Company: A local brewery started by a beer-loving brother and sister team, known for their craft beer selections.

Iron Lion: A place where you can enjoy a selection of craft beers in a market setting1.

Where can I get a map of Hanover?

The Borough office at 44 Frederick St, Hanover has everything you will need to find your way around Hanover.