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Enter the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge

Do you have the top tomato? Come to

Do you have the top tomato? Come to Newsday's sixth annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge, and you might be crowned king or queen. (July 30, 2012) Credit: AP

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.

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.

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