Hurricane Matthew almost made the event impossible.
While the most notable casualties from Hurricane Matthew are roofs, trees, and power lines, Ormond Beach almost lost another important, but sometimes forgotten part of its landscaping: a corn maze.
Set to originally open Oct. 8, the Harvest Fields Corn Maze and Hay Ride almost didn't happen because the storm flattened the entire corn field.
"We didn't think we'd be able to continue," said owner Troy Rentz. "But during the week it rose back up on its own."
Though the farm has been around for a few years, it's the first time a fall festival event is being held on the property. The maze is open every weekend until to Nov. 6 and includes a giant hay fort, a corn box, duck races, pumpkins for sale, food, a corn maze, and a hay rid on the 1200-acre farm.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 for admission, ages 2-years-old and under are free. The farm is located at 2300 W. SR-40. Visit harvestfieldscornmaze.com.