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Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

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The weather begins to cool off towards the end of September, providing excellent weather for outdoor events and festivals. Take advantage of some of these exciting family festivals during your fall stay at the beach! Here’s a few you can look forward to:

Beach, Boogie, & BBQ Festival – August 29th – 30th
This annual Labor Day weekend event is one of the most succulent events that takes place along the Grand Strand and you won’t want to miss out! Gather your clan and head to Market Common to enjoy good times with good friends and family and plenty of good eats. This festival is actually a competition that offers $13,000 in winnings so you can be sure that the vendors here come with their absolute best offerings. Get your fill of flavorful wings, fall-off-the-bone tender wings, pulled pork, and lots of homemade sauces. The festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors, kid’s activities, a beer garden for the adults, live entertainment, and even a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday. Times for this event are 6pm – 10pm on Friday and 12pm – 10pm on Saturday.

Greek Festival – September 25th – 28th Myrtle Beach Greek Fest
Skip breakfast and make sure you save plenty of room for this tasty festival! Locals and visitors alike anticipate this annual event that takes place at St. John’s Church, right off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Nosh on traditional Greek fare that can’t be found anywhere else! Offerings include gyros, roasted lamb, spanikopita, mousaka, pastitsio, and much more. Be sure to save room for galaktoboureko, Greek honey cake, and, of course, baklava. Though this festival is definitely about the food, it also hosts arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, and plenty of activities for the little ones. Times for this scrumptious event are 11am – 9pm Thursday, 11am – 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm – 7pm Sunday.

Irish Italian Festival – September 27th
Guests young and old are sure to enjoy the lively events at the annual Irish Italian Festival. Though this might seem like a strange combination, the two cultures combine to make one interesting affair. Thousands flock to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach each fall to enjoy traditional fare, lively entertainment and street performers, dance groups, games and competitions, and much more! Where else can you enjoy corned beef and cabbage and homemade tiramisu in the same place? This is a rain or shine event so head to North Myrtle Beach between 10am – 4pm on September 27th to see what all the fun is about!

Little River ShrimpFest – October 11th – 12th
The Little River ShrimpFest falls on the weekend of October 11th – 12th this year in the quaint seaside city of Little River. This lively event offers arts and craft vendors, activities for children, and, of course, plenty of succulent shrimp! Enjoy shrimp just about every way possible – shrimp po’boys, shrimp gumbo, fried shrimp, BBQ shrimp, and just about any other concoction that you can think of. In addition, the impressive music lineup features plenty of local favorites like Bullfrog, Austin Mowery Band, and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Cha’s. The fun runs from 9am - 6pm on Saturday and 9am – 5pm on Sunday. This tasty festival is fun for the whole family so gather your clan and come enjoy live entertainment and all the shrimp you can eat!

Loris Bog-Off Festival – October 18th
The annual Loris Bog-Off Festival celebrates a true low country tradition: bog. This classic southern staple is a South Carolina original and is traditionally made with rice as a base and various spices, veggies, and meats are thrown in, all of which combine to make one tasty concoction. Traditional bog is “chicken bog” and is made with chicken and sausage, though there are several variations. This festival will host several vendors all competing to concoct the best bog. Come out for great entertainment and great food! This festival runs from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, October 18th.

Check out our Fall Festivals and Events list to see more fun fall events that are happening this fall!

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