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Beaufort counting down to Tomato Festival

Shirley Pope, of Roanoke, Va., picks some cherry tomatoes to fill the gaps in her bucket while picking tomatoes with her daughter-in-law, Hayley Pope, of Lady's Island, on Wednesday afternoon at Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island.
Shirley Pope, of Roanoke, Va., picks some cherry tomatoes to fill the gaps in her bucket while picking tomatoes with her daughter-in-law, Hayley Pope, of Lady's Island, on Wednesday afternoon at Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island. Delayna Earley

The Beaufort Tomato Festival is Saturday. Here's what you need to know to go:

WHAT: The Tomato Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12

WHERE: 5 Cane Island Farm Road, Beaufort

COST: Tickets are $45 for the 5K; $20 for the tomato fight only; $10 for the Kids Zone with games; and $5 for the fun run.

DETAILS: tomatofestivalsc.com

EVENT SCHEDULE

8 a.m.: Registration/runners sign in

10 a.m.: Kids Fun Run -- 1/2 mile

10:30 a.m.: Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K (Timed)

11 a.m.: Tomato Bash Obstacle Run 5K

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Kids Zone is open

Noon: Tomato Fight

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