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Fall is Festival Season in Myrtle Beach

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit Myrtle Beach, with delightful weather, seasonal traditions and, maybe best of all, fall festivals.

Myrtle Beach comes alive on the weekends (and sometimes during the week) with celebrations of food, culture, crafts, and more.

So while your leaves are falling come and enjoy some of these fantastic festivals.


Ocean Boulevard's Oktoberfest '10 - October 9, 2010

Authentic German Food, Beer & Wine, an Alcohol-Free Kids Zone with Inflatables and Street Performers, A Bratwurst Eating Contest, The Channelheimer Oompah Band, and an Amazing Fireworks Display! And FREE live concerts all day!

Scheduled performers include Lee Travis & the Bounty Hunters, The Mullets, Machine Gun, American Aquarium, Bloodkin, Passafire, Carolina Liar, Cowboy Mouth, and the Channelheimer Oompah Band filling in between acts.

Where: Ocean Boulevard between Eighth Avenue North and Mr. Joe White Avenue Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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Little River Shrimp & Jazz Fest - October 9 - 10, 2010

Located on the historic waterfront in beautiful Little River, this festival provides a family oriented party that is fun for all ages. Entertainment includes arts and crafts vendors, live Jazz music all day and a famous Shrimp Cookoff. Join us for the fun, home town atmosphere only found in Little River!

Where: Little River Waterfront

Cost: $4

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10th Annual Cruise To The Coast Classic Car Show - October 9, 2010

A car enthusiast's dream - a day at Barefoot Landing with the Classic Car Show! See styles of all brands, from years gone by. From Fords to Chevys, and everything else, you'll enjoy the history and the beauty of these old cars.

Where: Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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Hyman Vineyards Bacchus Festival & Harvest Gala - October 8 - 9, 2010

Celebrate Nature, Wine & Vine in the Bacchus tradition. Music, Crafts, Food & Fun, Taste our handcrafted muscadine wines, Tour the vineyard, Learn about the art of winemaking & wine blending. Barbecue Cook-off & Judging, Master Gardener Clinic, Lucy Look-alike contest.

Where: Hyman Vineyards, 6027 Old Bucksville Road, Conway, SC

Cost: Admission is free, and food and beverages will be sold a la carte.

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Fifth Annual Gaither Fest in Myrtle Beach - October 8 - 9, 2010

Make plans for Gaither Fest 2010 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and enjoy two evenings of concerts and a Saturday morning worship service featuring a power-packed line-up of the finest voices in gospel music.

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Cost: Two-day ticket $90 ages 13 and older, otherwise $30

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Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild 37th Annual Art in the Park - October 10 - 11, 2010

The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild will hold its 37th Annual Art in the Park on Oct, 10 and 11, 2009, from 9am-4pm both days in Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature works by over 60 artists from the East Coast and as far away as Tennessee with about 20 of those artists from the local Myrtle Beach area. Typical art will include original paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone.

Where: Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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Taste of the Town 2010 - October 12, 2010

St. Andrew Catholic School of Myrtle Beach hosts one of the most popular social and culinary events in Myrtle Beach. Delight your palate with samplings of specialty menu items from 50 plus area restaurants!

In addition, the event will feature live entertainment from U-N-I jazz band, Dino's TV Variety Show tribute artists, and the Soul Function Band.

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Cost: $5 in advance (at HTC stores and the school, 3601 N. Kings Highway), $6 at door for ages 15 and older; free ages 14 and younger with adult

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Brookgreen Gardens' Harvest Home Festival - October 16 - 17, 2010

Join Brookgreen Gardens for two days filled with live entertainment and outdoor activities! The scarecrow-building contest, hay rides, and pumpkin painting patch are just a few of the events that make this a terrific fall festival!

Where: Brookgreen Gardens, U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach

Cost: Free with garden admission, which lasts for seven days: $12 ages 13-64, $10 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger. Get $1 off garden admission (up to 4 adults per card) by showing your VMB Card. Click for details

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31st Annual Loris Bog Off Festival - October 16, 2010

Celebrates Chicken Bog, a favorite local chicken and rice dish. Each year a cooking contest is held for the best chicken bog chef 30,000 attendees expected.

Where: Main Street in Loris

Cost: FREE

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21st Annual Wooden Boat Show - October 16, 2010

An estimated 100 classic wooden boats will be displayed in Georgetown, SC, in the water, along the riverfront boardwalk and along historic Front Street for this event hosted by Harbor Historical Association.

Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be exhibited in 11 categories: row, canoe, kayak, surfboard, sail, inboard power, outboard power, classic sail built prior to 1960, classic power built prior to 1960, owner designed and built, and century class (100 years or older). Proceeds benefit a fund for the development of the association's maritime museum.

Where: Front Street in downtown Georgetown

Cost: Free

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Myrtle Beach Train Show - October 16 - 17, 2010

Grand Strand Modelrailroaders Inc. are holding a model train show. Vendors, Operating layouts: O, HO, N-Scale. On Site Food. Door Prizes. Fun for kids of all ages.

Where: 5837 S. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577

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Seacoast Artist Guild 7th Annual Show & Sale - October 16 - 23, 2010

The show will consist of work by pro- & non-pro local accomplished & award winning artists. Categories include Collage, Painted Media (Acrylic, mixed Media, Pastel, Oil & Watercolor), Photography & 3-D art.

Where: Inlet Square Mall, Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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30th Annual N.C. Oyster Festival - October 17, 2010

A celebration of oysters, and the abundance of them found in the coastal waters of Brunswick County! The North Carolina Oyster Festival is attended by over 30,000 people including locals and visitors. 2010 will mark the 30th anniversary of the festival, which will be hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

Where: On the island of Ocean Isle Beach on 2nd Street (beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina).

Cost: Admission is only $5 and free for children under the age of 8.

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Wine Festival at The Market Common - October 23, 2010

Wine Festival at Valor Park in The Market Common. Enjoy the fall weather with live music and wine tastings!

Where: Valor Park, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

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North Myrtle Beach Endless Summmer Festival - October 30, 2010

A street festival celebrating Endless Summer in North Myrtle Beach. 10,000+ people enjoyed arts, crafts, food and live entertainment from local, regional & national recording artists. Summer Never Ends in North Myrtle Beach. 5,000 attendees expected.

Where: Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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Broadway at the Beach Holiday Harvest Festival - October 21 - 24 & 28 - 31, 2010

Where: Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach

Cost: FREE

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29th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals - November 11 - 14, 2010

The Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals is an authentic re-creation of 19th century London with all the color, warmth and merriment of Christmas during the time of Charles Dickens. Attendees are magically transported back in time to an enchanting Victorian Holiday Marketplace complete with more than 350 period clad vendors, hawking everything from fine arts and crafts, gifts, Christmas Décor and toys.

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Cost: $8 ages 13 and older, $4 ages 2-12; multiday pass $12.

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41st Annual S.C. State Bluegrass Festival - November 25 - 27, 2010

Three days of music with more than 20 live acts scheduled make for the biggest weekend of the year for local bluegrass fans. Highlights from the performance schedule include Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers, Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Grascals, Dailey & Vincent, J.D. Crowe & The New South and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Cost: Daily $35 general admission and $40 reserved seating for ages 14 and older, or $85 and $95, respectively, for a three-day pass; $20/$25 daily for ages 6-13, or $45/$50 for three-day pass

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The Nutcracker Fair at The Market Common - November 27 - 28, 2010

The Nutcracker Fair is a fundraising event for the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre. It is a fun Thanksgiving weekend event that will usher in the holiday season featuring an array of retail and food vendors as well as activities for children and entertainment for everyone.

Where: The Market Common, Myrtle Beach

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There are also many other things to do!

Check our events page often for more exciting events!


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