You do it. They do it. We do it. It’s the season of Fall Family Fun “F”otos (aka the 4Fs), and as your IG feed becomes filled with one after another of your friends’ perfectly groomed, perfectly smiling families posed beneath perfectly timed falling leaves, it has become your sole secret mission to absolutely WIN at #familygoals…and leave Family Perfect in the dust!!! We got your back. #bringiton
STOP 1: JACK AND THE CORN STALKS
Buford Corn Maze, Buford
It may be corny, but be prepared to be a-maized by the Buford Corn Maze! (You can thank us for inspiring your captions later.) Voted one of the Top 25 Corn Mazes in the US by Country Living Magazine, it scores a straight 10/10 on our definitely-not made-up photo potential scale—the stalks dual as coverage for bombers as well as a frame-filling backdrop, while the fun factor is sure to keep kids grinning through every painstaking shot. Plus, with a haunted forest, hayride, pumpkin patch and even pre-staged photo stations, the opportunities for a great 4F are limitless. Don’t get so carried away you get lost though—make sure to use all your senses, including
your ears, as you wind your way to the finish line! (Sorry, we just couldn’t help ourselves.)
STOP 2: JANE AND THE GIANT PUMPKIN
Randy’s Pumpkin Patch, Lawrenceville
Sounds, sights and smells of autumn make it the number one season for many in the Southeast. Cooler
weather, pumpkin spice aromas and colorful landscapes send folks outside in a crazed search for the perfect…PUMPKIN! Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes can be found in abundance at Randy’s Pumpkin Patch on Lawrenceville Highway. Visitors can have a smashing good time with the petting zoo, bouncy house, rock climbing wall and a plethora of other fun things to do including finding the perfect pumpkin. As soon as you do, it’s prime time for your 4F—get in there and make it count!
(Oh yeah, they’ve got those, too!)
STOP 3: THE THREE L’IL PIGSKINS AND THE BIG BAD BULLDOG
Tailgating in Team Attire (TINT), Anywhere in Gwinnett
An oft overlooked 4F by the unaffiliated, this is your chance to go big or go home! Team fanatics and loyalists love, love, love a great photo when it comes to their favorite teams. And, you can get TINT-ed anywhere in Gwinnett during football season, which means opportunities galore for the perfect family photo op. Beer, barbeque and photo-bombs are the number one Instagram and Facebook posts this time of year, so if you have a football-lovin’ friend group, this one is a sure winner.
STOP 4: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE SCARECROW
The Scarecrow Contest, Snellville
Towns across Georgia have taken on the scarecrow contest and turned it into a main fall attraction, where sponsors fiercely compete to be the “Number One No Brainer.” For instance, take a gander at Snellville’s annual fall tradition and you may just find selfie overload! Throughout the month of October, these fabulous creations can be seen all over the City of Snellville encouraging residents and visitors to vote for their favorites. Best of all? The photo ops are endless with each and every scarecrow totally different from the rest! (Tip: wear a costume.) Don’t be a squarecrow, have courage and a heart, and use your brains…this is a great idea for the 4F.
STOP 5: JOEY AND THE LEAVES OF MANY COLORS
Little Mulberry Park, Dacula
Arguably the most colorful time of year in Georgia (uh…literally), fall teases us with cooler weather and beautiful scenery from the cityscape to the mountains. Here in Gwinnett, Little Mulberry Park is your go-to for watching the leaves change colors while enjoying your time outdoors. Take time to snap some photos of yourself fishing, hiking or even enjoying disc golf with a gorgeous autumn background. With picnic areas and playgrounds, this is THE place to stage your next Christmas card photo…with fall foliage…because that totally makes sense!