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. The day’s events include three local bands, a magician, a juggler, a face painter and many, MANY varieties of chili, along with many supporting vendors.
Delicious foods, handmade crafts and great music – combined, these traditions have drawn thousands of people to downtown Hanover for three decades for the Hanover Dutch Festival. Always held the last Saturday in July, the Dutch Festival is a standing Hanover tradition in itself.
Light up downtown Hanover with the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and celebration! Filled with carolers, cocoa and cheer come downtown and join the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Hanover as they light the Christmas Tree for the season.