Fall is a busy time at the beach and a favorite season among locals and visitors alike. The temperatures fall to an agreeable level and area businesses are enjoying a break from the summer rush. Both of these factors contribute to the influx of fun, family friendly events that take place during this coveted time of year. Curious about what the season has to offer?
Take a look at the Top Fall Events in Myrtle Beach:
Coastal Uncorked | Broadway at the Beach | September 2nd – 4th
Coastal Uncorked is back again, providing guests the perfect Labor Day weekend event. This three-day festival features three nights of extravagent food and drink samples. Friday evening will host “Chocolate Under The Moon”, a dessert and moonshine cocktail event. Saturday will host the famous “Brews N' The Boulevard” event with more than 30 craft beer and local food vendors. The event concludes Sunday evening with the Grand Wine Tasting Event, which will feature a wide array of regional and national wine samples and heavy hors d'ouevres. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of at the event gates. Discount tickets are also available for all 3 days.
Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest | La Belle Amie Vineyard | September 10th
Fall is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the agreeable weather! You can do just that at the Annual Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest, hosted at La Belle Amie Vineyard. This event will include live entertainment via The Don Colton Trio and The Tammy Tangent Band in addition to complimentary tours and tastings. There will also be plenty of tasty summer-time treats from Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and Sticky Fingers available for purchase. Admission is only $8 / person; call (843) 399-9463 for more information.
St. John’s Greek Festival | St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church | September 29th – October 2nd
Opa! Gather your friends and (an empty stomach) and make plans to fill up at one of the tastiest festivals of the year – the St. John’s Greek Festival. This tasty event offers the area’s finest selection of homemade Greek eats like spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, pasticcio, and plenty of desserts – of course. There will also be several local business and crafts vendors, live music, and plenty of entertainment for the little ones. This 4-day event is fun for the whole family! Call (843) 448-3773 for more information.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival | Huntington State Beach Park | September 23rd – 25th
Looking for a fun, family event during September? If so, be sure to check out the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, an annual event that is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Artists from across the nation flock to this huge gathering to showcase their finest work, which ranges from paintings and sculptures to woodwork and handmade jewelry – and everything in between. The event will also offer live entertainment throughout the weekend, games and crafts for the kiddos, and several food and drink vendors. Admission is only $8 for adults or $10 for a multi-day pass and children under the age of 15 are admitted free of charge. Call (843) 237-4440 for more information.
Brew at the Zoo | Brookgreen Gardens | September 24th
Do you enjoy good brews and good tunes? If so, the annual Brew at the Zoo event is calling your name! Enjoy the fantastic fall beach weather and sip on more than 30 regional craft beers as you peruse the local wildlife exhibits and take in all that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer. The event includes a silent auction, heavy appetizers, and a signature tasting glass. The cost of admission is $40 / person or $35 for members. Call (843) 235-6000 for more information.
32nd Annual Taste of the Town | Myrtle Beach Convention Center | October 18th
Looking for great food for a great cause? The 33nd Annual Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th and promises to be bigger and better than ever! 50+ area restaurants will be present offering up their finest tapas-style creations. Guests will pay a small admission fee ($5 in advance / $6 at the door) and then purchase food tickets ($1 each) that can then be traded for the sample of your choice and all proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s Catholic School. Taste of the Town will also feature live entertainment, children’s events, a silent auction, and much more. Call (843) 448-6062 for more information.
Little River ShrimpFest | Little River Waterfront | October 8th – 9th
A festival that even Forest Gump would approve of – the 12th Annual Little River ShrimpFest – is slated for the weekend of October 8th – 9th and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. The weekend will include live entertainment from several popular local bands, a wide array of local arts and crafts vendors, games and activities for children, and –of course – plenty of shrimp. Participants will be competing for the best shrimp concoction and it’s your job to help pick the favorite! The price of admission is only $4 in advance or $5 at the gate. Call (843) 249-6604 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival | Downtown Myrtle Beach | October 15th
2016 marks the inagural year for the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival and we couldn't be more excited. The event will take place in the five points area of downtown Myrtle Beach and is free to attend. Guests can look forward to live entertainment, a variety of local vendors, kid-friendly games and activities, a spacious beer and wine garden, a corn hole tournament, and plenty of seafood – of course! Samples can be purchased at each individual vendor so guests only pay for what they enjoy. The event will run from 11am – 7pm.
Festa Italiana | Broadway at the Beach | October 15th – 16th
If you are looking for a more low-key weekend event, be sure to check out the Festa Italiana at Broadway at the Beach. As the name suggests, this festival celebrates everything Italian with live music, roaming street performers, arts and craft vendors, and plenty of decadent Italian treats. There will also be a spaghetti eating contest, free face painting, and plenty of other family activities. Admission to this fun event is only $1 – call (843) 215-2662 for more information.
Myrtle Beach Wine Fest & Taste of Market Common | Market Common | October 1st
Lovers of food, wine, and all things delicious are sure to appreciate this culinary happening. The 6th Annual Wine Fest / Taste of Market Common is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st and always draws a crowd. Local restaurants will be present serving up their tastiest treats and regional wineries will be offering their latest seasonal concoctions. Admission is only $5 and includes a signature tasting glass; all food and wine samples will be purchased separately. This taste event will from from 11am – 7pm.
Annual Oyster Roast | Murrells Inlet MarshWalk | October 23rd
Oyster season is almost here – are you ready to indulge in this prime local catch? This event is always a huge hit with locals and visitors alike – and it’s not hard to see why! The fun will take place in the Wicked Tuna parking area along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and will offer “all you can eat” oysters for $35 / person – while supplies last. There will also be plenty of live entertainment throughout the afternoon, several local vendors present, arts and games for the kids, and drink specials along the MarshWalk.
What fall event are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know!