Myrtle Beach Events: October Rundown

October is right around the corner, a popular fall month to take time off and enjoy the slower pace that Myrtle Beach is known for. Fall offers mild temps, diminished crowns, and am impressive lineup of bustling festivals. Curious about the happenings near Coral Beach Resort? Check out our top picks:


Festa Italiana – October 10th – 12th

Come out to Broadway at the Beach during Columbus Day weekend and re-connect with your inner Italian! This lively event will feature plenty live entertainment and street performers, several local arts and crafts vendors, a wide array of kid’s activities like games, face painting, and contests, and – of course – plenty of authentic Italian eats. Guests can look forward to getting their fill of zesty meatballs in marinara, hand tossed pizzas, homemade pastas like ravioli and lasagna, tiramisu, cannolis, gelato, and much more. This three day festival runs from 5pm – 9pm on Friday, 12pm – 8pm on Saturday, and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday.

Downtown Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest – October 11th

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to the area’s biggest and best annual Oktoberfest celebration – and you won’t want to miss out on the fun! This year’s live entertainment lineup boasts a wide array of regional favorites like Joal Rush & The Wares, A Nickel Bag of Funk, and Dino Capone’s School of Rock – to name a few – that will perform on the boardwalk’s oceanfront stage. Guests can also take advantage of tasty Oktoberfest food vendors and the area’s most expansive and diverse beer garden. There will also be a designated kids area with games, rides, and contests for the little ones. The fun kicks off at noon and runs until 11pm, just head to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to see what all the buzz is about!

Myrtle Beach Wine Fest – October 18th

Wine aficionados and neophytes alike are sure to enjoy the tasty offerings at the Myrtle Beach Wine Festival, held on October 18th at Market Common. This event offers more than 40 wines from around the world available for sampling and is run on a popular “pay as you taste” system. Admission is free and guests just pay $5 for a tasting class and then purchase tickets that can then be traded in for samples, making it easy to try everything you want and stick to a budget. The Wine Festival will also feature live entertainment, more than 20 specialty food vendors preparing tasty treats to pair with your samples, and even beer and sodas for the non-wine lovers. This event runs from 11am – 7pm at Valor Park in Market Common.

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Fall Specials at Coral Beach Resort

Labor Day weekend is officially behind us and fall is fast approaching. Few realize what a great time of year fall is to visit Myrtle Beach, particularly if you shy away from hot weather and bustling crowds. The temperature is still quite comfortable and beach weather typically sticks around until mid-October. Additionally, fall brings with it a surge in exciting outdoor activities and festivals, many of which are free to attend.

Take a peek at some of the Myrtle Beach Resort specials for Coral Beach Resort this fall:

Fall Festival Packages – Stay with us during the fall and take advantage of one of our convenient fall festival packages. Available packages include tickets to Thompson Family Corn Maze, St. Nicholas BBQ Fest, Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest, and Aynor Harvest Hoedown Festival.

September Beach, Breakfast, and Bowling – This generous special is ideal for families or couples who want to embrace their inner child. Stay any Coral Beach any time during the month of September to get a FREE breakfast for two and a FREE hour of bowling each day.

Bed & Breakfast Special – Stay at Coral Beach Resort and arrive on a Sunday-Thursday to take advantage of this spectacular deal. Enjoy a FREE breakfast for two each morning of you stay for two guests at Atlantis Marketplace. This special applies for the stays during the month of October.

Resort Credit – Earn $10 in resort credit for each night you stay during the month of October. This resort credit can be used at any on-site shop or restaurant. The longer you stay, the more you earn! Offer valid any time during the month of October for up to 7 nights.

Free November Specials – November is packed with free offers for guests at Coral Beach Resort. Stay on a Sunday – Thursday to receive a free Starbucks coffee for up to 2 guests, a free muffin or bagel, and a free hour of bowling between the hours of 4pm-8pm.

These are just a few of the fall specials that you can take advantage of during this exciting season. Be sure to check our full Hotel Specials page for even more savings and book your stay at Coral Beach Resort today!

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Creek Ratz, a Murrells Inlet Tradition!

Experience waterfront dining at its finest at Creek Ratz! Situated oceanfront along the bustling Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Creek Ratz offers fresh seafood and a casual, “come as you are” atmosphere that makes it a favorite among visitors and locals alike! And, the spacious outdoor patio that hosts live entertainment throughout the week keeps guests flocking back time and time again.

The first thing one will notice about Creek Ratz is the spacious outdoor areas. Unlike other MarshWalk restaurants, Creek Ratz is situated a bit farther back from the boardwalk, allowing space for an expansive patio area, a covered pavilion for bands, a covered outdoor bar area, and green space for outdoor games. Guests can still enjoy the spectacular waterfront views, they just get all of these extra perks that can’t be found at any other MarshWalk restaurant. Of course, Creek Ratz also offers a spacious indoor seating area for a rare rainy beach day or those days when you really need to beat the heat.

The menu at Creek Ratz is packed with tasty treats with a southern “lowcountry” flare that are sure to please even the pickiest palette. Get started with one of the tempting appetizers like the homemade pimento cheese dip, fried dill pickles, crab stuffed mushrooms, or their famous wings, available with a wide selection of dry or wet rubs.

For the main event, try out one of Creek Ratz fried seafood baskets. Murrells Inlet is known as the seafood capital of the state so you can be sure that all the nautical selections here are fresh from the creek! Selections include fried shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, and flounder – to name a few. If you want to try something a little different, opt for one of Creek Ratz sandwiches which range from traditional options like the shrimp poboy and the chicken salad melt to more creative concoctions like the yellow fin tuna philly and the creek rat reuben, a tradition reuben made with spicy shrimp in place of pastrami. Creek Ratz also offers a wide array of juicy grilled burgers and hot, bubbling pizzas if you prefer something not from the sea.

In town during a game day? Creek Ratz is your MarshWalk college and NFL game headquarters during the fall. They offer several flat screens in their bar areas and even bring out large projection screens for large South Carolina or Clemson games. Guests who stop by on a game day can enjoy the following game day specials: $0.25 wings, $5.99 sliders (burger, chicken salad, fried chicken, or turkey), $2.00 slice pizza or $7.99 large one topping pizza, $3.00 vodka, $12.00 bud light buckets. Now how is that for a game day deal? And don’t forget to stick around for live entertainment after the game!

It’s not hard to see why Creek Ratz is a Murrells Inlet tradition. This casual waterfront eatery offers a friendly, unintimidating atmosphere, fantastic, affordable food, and great live entertainment. Be sure to give this south end favorite a visit during your next Myrtle Beach adventure! Call (843) 357-2891 for more information.

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