It's time for the sixth annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge! Each year, Newsday readers compete for the title of Tomato King or Queen at the event, which is hosted by Garden Detective columnist Jessica Damiano.

Arriving with their largest, heaviest tomatoes in tow, attendees are treated to an evening of tips and tomato camaraderie before tomatoes are weighed and a winner is named.

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There is no need to register; simply show up at Newsday headquarters (235 Pinelawn Road, Melville) with your biggest, heaviest tomato on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Enter the Newsday property on Pinelawn Road and follow the red balloons.