The fall is arguably the best time to visit the Myrtle Beach area. The prime summer months have passed, meaning that the kids are back in school and the crowds have diminished. The weather is still warm and ideal for lazy days at the beach and enjoying local attractions. Another huge draw of the fall is all of the exciting area events. From Oktoberfest celebrations to Chili Cook Offs, you can find something for everyone! Check out our list of fall area events and make sure to pencil some in during your fall vacation to Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest – October 4th – 6th
This weekend long festival takes place at the Market Common and celebrates everything Oktoberfest! Enjoy a variety of Oktoberfest and pumpkin flavored beers in addition to the most authentic German food in town. There will be tons for the kids to do including games, face painting, crafts, and more. Live music will be playing throughout the day and there will be over 20 other vendors selling a variety of items.
Little River Shrimp Fest – October 12th – 13th
This year marks the 9th anniversary for this local event and the lineup is looking better than ever! Bring the family to Little River for a day full of live music, craft vendors, and – of course – tons of succulent shrimp and seafood. There will be plenty to keep the kids busy with special children’s activities and street performers, so bring the whole family along to this fun festival.
Downtown Oktoberfest – October 12th
On October 12th, the downtown area of Myrtle Beach will come alive for the annual Oktoberfest celebration and you won’t want to miss out! There will be live music all day featuring local favorites like Cowboy Mouth, American Aquarium, Ballyhoo, and more. Authentic German food and beverages will be available for purchase and there will be an entire kids area with inflatables, face painters, games, and pony rides.
Chilympics Chili Cook-Off – October 13th
The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is proud to host the 14th annual Chilympics Chili Cook Off. This annual events is a favorite among locals and visitors alike as regional participants enter their favorite chili recipes for guests to taste and vote on. Categories range from best overall to best theme and everything in between. Other food items and beverages will also be available for purchase, in addition to children’s activities and live music throughout the day.
Myrtle Beach Wine Festival - October 19th
Wine experts and neophytes alike are sure to have a great time at the 4th annual Myrtle Beach Wine Festival. Held at Market Common, guests can enjoy samples of over 120 unique wines from all over the world. Food and other beverages will also be available for purchase, including a variety of beers for the non-winos in the group. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day and a variety of other vendors present.
Taste of The Town – October 22nd
The annual Taste of The Town festival is celebrating its 22nd year and is the area’s largest food festival. Hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this event features local restaurants from across the Grand Strand. Each restaurant is hand selected to participate as they showcase their best items for guests to sample. The event will also feature live entertainment, giveaways, and games and proceeds from the event go to help a local school.
Croissants Hallowine Dinner – October 30th
Join Croissants Bakery & Bistro on Halloween eve for a spook-tacular dinner event! The evening will feature five courses, all appropriately themed. Courses will include bleeding heart brie, witches apples, nevermore, and frankenribs – to name a few. Each course will have optional wine pairings that are hand selected to accompany each plate individually. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume contest for prizes. Seating is limited, call for reservations.