GO 386

October 06, 2019

GO 386 - Entertainment Magazine covering Daytona Beach, FL

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F2 Sunday, October 6, 2019 THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL | GO386.COM SUBMIT AN EVENT Go to news- journalonline.com/ calendar. The GO386 calendar is for arts and entertainment events such as festivals, dances, live music or theater. For faith, health, garden and food listings, email features@ news-jrnl.com. For other community events, email mycommunitynews@ news-jrnl.com. Submissions for GO386 must be received by noon Friday for publication the following Friday. THINGS TO DO INDEX Calendar .............. F5-6 Movies ................. F7-8 Movie Review ........... F9 Netflix ...................F10 Travel ............... F14-16 Television ...........F17-31 ON THE COVER October has just begun, and fall festivals are sprouting up all around Volusia and Flagler counties this week. [STOCK] ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Jewell Tomazin, jtomazin@news-jrnl. com By Jewell Tomazin jtomazin@staugustine.com There's a slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice flavors are everywhere, and scare- crows and jack o' lanterns are popping up on door- steps. Fall is finally here. Seasonal celebrations are picking up this week, with the beginning of October marking what's known as the start of "spooky season." Communi- ties around Volusia and Flagler counties are getting festive with corn and crop mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, sunflower fields and more. These October fall festivals provide opportunities to cel- ebrate the season with friends and family all month long. Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hay Ride The huge hay field near the Daytona International Speed- way transforms into a fall attraction once again this year for the fourth annual Harvest Fields Corn Maze & Hay Ride. There is much more to this festival, though, with attrac- tions including a giant hay fort, corn cannon, round bale racers, thousands of pumpkins, corn hole, a corn box (like a sand box, but with corn), the high- striker and a mini hay maze. Enjoy farm-style fun with duck races, where partici- pants crank an old-time hand water pump to see who can send their duck to the finish line the fastest. The corn box is a country version of a sand box, providing a safe space for younger kids to play. Bring a camera, too, for photo opportuni- ties with antique farm equipment and props. The Harvest Fields event draws many repeat cus- tomers who make memo- ries with their families each year, said Troy Rentz, an organizer of the festival. "We see the kids every year as they grow older, and we see what they like and try to make those things even bet- ter for next year," he said. The nighttime flashlight maze is one example of a popular attraction made even better. Visitors can navigate Harvest Fields' corn and sor- ghum grass maze during the day — but at night, there's the added challenge of finding your way through the dark. "There's a little more excite- ment to it because there's the challenge of finding your way through when it's com- pletely dark," Rentz said. "And a lot of people enjoy it because it's cooler (at night)." The family-friendly event also includes vendors and a country concession stand with homemade food, snacks and drinks under tents with tables and chairs. Most food and craft ven- dors only accept cash, and there is no ATM on site. WHEN: Every weekend Oct. 11-Nov. 3. Fridays 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Hay field near Day- tona International Speed- way, 1093 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach PRICE: $10 ages 3 and up; free for ages 2 and under; $20 season passes INFO: Call Troy Rentz at 386-801-1810 or visit har- vestfieldscornmaze.com Maze Dayz at Cowart Ranch and Farms Cowart Ranch and Farms in Bunnell transforms into a fall agritourism desti- nation through October and into November. The eighth annual Maze Dayz began Oct. 5 and runs on weekends through Nov. 3. There are plenty of festive attractions all season long. Some of the biggest hits are the large burlap sack farm slide and the duck race, a hand- pumped water-driven game. New this year are pony rides, available for an additional fee. Visitors can take a hayride to see the farm's cows; explore a 5-acre maze and a sunflower C O M I N G U P F O R T H E W E E K A H E A D Festivals fall in October Picking out his favorite pumpkin in the patch, Connor Van Brocklin eyes the choices at the Maze Dayz fall festival at the Cowart Ranch & Farms. [NEWS-TRIBUNE/DANIELLE ANDERSON] See TO DO, F4

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