Running from October 1st – 31st, the pumpkin patch at Due West United Methodist Church is a staple of Fall celebrations and local traditions. As described on their website, their annual pumpkin patch is “a way for our church to be involved with the community. Friends and neighbors come year after year to enjoy the pumpkins. Many families mark the occasion with photographs of their children taken each year. As a part of the fall harvest celebration, several preschools and elementary schools also visit the patch”. Consider stopping by this year!
Visit their website for more information, including hours of operation: http://www.duewest.org/pumpkin-patch
This fun farm offers a range of activities, running from September to Sunday, October 29th. Visit the pumpkin patch, walk through the corn maze, enjoy a hay ride – they have it all! Visit their website for hours of operation and more information: https://www.stillfamilyfarm.com/corn-on-the-cobb
Located slightly farther away than other farms, but packing tons of fun – check out Carlton Farms this Fall! They offer a hay ride, large 5-acre corn maze, and visiting with the Cows of Carlton Farms! Each year, the Carlton Farm crew creates a new design for their corn maze, and it never disappoints. You can also spend some time in their activities area, where they have a corn cannon, giant slide, ball toss shed, hay bale maze, corn play bin, and hay jump. Visit their website for more information: http://carltonfarm.blogspot.com/
Located between Powder Springs and Douglasville, this farm is a hidden local gem and truly offers it ALL! Enjoy a Saturday taking tractor rides around the farm, walking through the corn maze, picking a pumpkin, visiting the country store, going on a pony ride or getting your face painted! General admission is $12 per person, and those ages 2 and under get in FREE with a paying adult. Visit their website for a full list of activities, hours and prices: https://www.sleepyhollowtrees.com/pumpkins-corn-maze
Families, neighbors, friends and communities connect over the holidays through crafts, traditions and seasonal events. Fall is truly a time when people come together! That’s why, as October rounds the corner, the Grattafiori Group is excited and honored to be hosting a pumpkin-carving contest for our neighbors in the Brown’s Farm community! We are especially excited to be offering family-sized prizes for the three top-voted pumpkins.
The first place winner will receive a Family Fun Night at Andretti Games, including bowling, racing and gaming. The second place winner will receive a movie package to NCG Theaters for four (4). Lastly, the third place winner will receive two (2) YETI Rumbler Tumblers.
View the graphic below for registration details and important dates. Be sure to have your pumpkin carved and displayed on your front porch/entrance by October 22nd. Voting will begin on October 23rd and end on October 30th. We will announce a winner on social media on October 31st.
*Please note: winning pumpkins will be determined by number of “likes” (votes) on each individual pumpkin’s photo. Pumpkin photos will be posted promptly to our Facebook page on October 23rd (the day of voting), and the three pumpkins with the most “likes” (votes) will receive our first, second and third-place prizes.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Pumpkins & Prizes (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the state of Georgia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of The Grattafiori Group and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Contest is sponsored by The Grattafiori Group, located at 2651 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064.
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
The Contest begins on September 25th, 2017 at 12:01AM Eastern Standard Time and ends on October 22nd, 2017 at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods:
Online – Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Email
On-Site: This method of entry will be available at The Grattafiori Group, 2651 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064.
Via Mail: This method of entry will be available for the entire Contest Period. On the provided registration card, handprint your full name, complete address, phone number and email. Include the participant(s) name and age as well. Attach a printed photo of your final pumpkin, and mail the above items in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: 2651 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064. Mail-in entries must be mailed in separately. All mail-in entries must be received by October 21st, 2017.
Via Online: Contestants may provide a photograph of completed registration details, and a separate photograph of the submitted pumpkin. These files may be submitted for consideration into the contest through the following social media accounts – Twitter (@thegrattafiorig), Instagram (@thegrattafiorig), Facebook (facebook.com/TheGrattafioriGroup), and Email (email@example.com).
On or about October 31st, 2017, the Sponsor will tally the votes and determine the selected winners in the order of first place, second place and third place. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone, email or social media on or about October 31st, 2017. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five *5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact them, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in their place, according to submitted votes and eligible entries.
The three possible winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim their prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potentials winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in their jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of their parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (alternate drawing will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prized will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.
Grand Prize (1) – Family Fun Night at Andretti Games.
Second Place Prize (1) – Movie Night for Four at NCG Theater in Acworth.
Third Place Prize (2) – Two YETI Rumbler Tumblers.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected mail, entries, € any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponements of the event and /or the flyover, if applicable, or in any Contest-related materials; or (f), injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including by not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Georgia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in the connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Georgia.
To request the name of the winner send a self-address, stamped envelope to 2651 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above). For the Winner List, you can also send an email to the email address listed above.
Life in the northern suburbs of a bustling and busy Atlanta offers exciting opportunities, including access to adventure both in and out of the city’s limits.
With Atlanta just a thirty minute ride by car, residents can explore tons of city treasures – from crafted cocktails and brunch tables, to hidden nature paths and parks. Outside of the city, locals can also find similar adventures and experiences with little to moderate travel required.
Read below for a list of must-try places both in and out of the city, curated by us!
What You Can Find: In
What You Can Find: Out
We hope that this list has sparked your curiosity and adventurous side! Let this be a starting point for exploring unfamiliar places both inside the perimeter and out. Our Georgia communities have so many experiences to offer, and settling in the northern suburban areas of Atlanta gives you the best location to enjoy them all!
If you are looking to buy or sell your home or property in the future, you need a realtor with local knowledge and expertise. Contact us, The Grattafiori Group, and let our experience, expertise and hard work guide you to a successful closing!
Hurrican Harvey has struck the coast of Texas and the Keller Williams community is working together to provide support and supplies to those in need. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to help, our Keller Williams office is taking donations of all sorts. Please refer to the provided list of needed supplies below.
Donations may be brought to our west Cobb office, located at 2651 Dallas Highway, Marietta GA 30064. Beginning Thursday there will be 2 Smartboxes in our front parking lot for convenient donation drop off. Please bring your donations between the hours of 8am and 5pm, until this Friday at noon.nFollowing Friday at noon, volunteers from the KW team will prepare to head out in at least two 20ft trucks. They plan to deliver donated supplies to the rescue warehouses and all in need.
If you can’t make it by the office, we’ll be happy to come by and pick it up from your house. Most urgently needed items include:
Cash and gift card donations are welcome as well.
Thanks in advance, friends! Together we can make a huge impact! Please share this post with everyone you know!
As Labor Day quickly approaches, signaling the beginnings of a crisp fall season in Georgia, home-owners across the state can save by prepping for the cooler months now.
Save these quick tips and give one, or all of them, a try over the next few weeks!
If you need a recommendation for local professionals who can perform this or any other work around your home, we can help! Contact us for recommendations!