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Things to do in October in Myrtle Beach

By Julia Woehrer Follow me on Google+

Summer is officially over, but there are still plenty of things to do in Myrtle Beach, even when the kids are back at school. From fun fall festivals to spooktacular Halloween events, the month of October is packed with events for guests of all ages! Here is a small selection of some of the events you can find in and around the Grand Strand area during the month of October.

Friday Flashlight and Firework Nights at Thompson Farm | Friday Nights in October

Sit under the stars and enjoy a drive-in movie at Thompson Farm & Nursery. Toast some marshmallows, drink hot cider and relax with family and friends at Flashlight Friday, every Friday night throughout the month of October starting at 7:30 pm. Movies this October include Monster House, Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus and Casper. Kids can bring their own favorite ride to sit in and watch the movie on the big screen, and be sure to bring your own lawn chairs! Call 843-236-1400 for more details.

Drink Pink | October 3

Sip some wine for a great cause at Duplin Winery in North Myrtle Beach for the 2nd Annual Drink Pink event. All visitors will receive two glasses of wine, delicious hor d’oeuvres, door prizes, live music, and fellowship. A portion of proceeds will benefit individuals affected by breast cancer in Horry and Georgetown through the non-profit Caring in Our Lifetime. This wine social is from 6-8pm. Tickets are $15 per person. You can contact 1-843-663-1710 for more information.

7th Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede and Classic Ford Car Show | October 7

Come look at some of the fastest hot rods on the Grand Strand at the 7th Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede. From 8 am to 4 pm you can view some of the biggest and baddest Mustangs at Broadway at the Beach, with over 200 trophies awarded to owners, including Best in Show. Or register your Mustang to be a part of the show! Pre-Registration is $20 and $25 for day of the show. There will also be a cruise-in at Burky’s Grill Friday, October 6th.

Harvest Home Weekend Festival | October 7 – 8

Kick-off fall just right at Brookgreen Gardens for the Harvest Home Weekend Festival, with hayrides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, food and entertainment for everyone. Visitors can enjoy gourmet food samplings, book signings, artisan potters, sweetgrass basket-makers, and exciting events in the Lowcountry Zoo including special crafts, take-home activities for kids, wool spinning demonstrations, and new butterflies just for fall, and a “Not So Spooky” boat ride. The festival is included with garden admission. Other activities may require separate fees. The festival is 9:30 am-4 pm. For more details, call 843-235-6000.


9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest | October 13 – 14

For mouth-watering food and flowing Oktoberfest beer, head to The Market Common for the 9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest. This family-friendly festival will serve up plenty of delicious eats from various vendors and a fantastic beer selection, along with live entertainment! There will also be a pumpkin patch and kid’s area, including inflatables, face-painting and much more. The festival will kick-off on Friday, October 13 from 4-9 pm and continue on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am-7 pm.

13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest | October 14 - 16

Enjoy fresh, local seafood at the 13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, with local waterfront restaurants and 150 different vendors from arts and crafts, community organizations, and festival food favorites. With two stages of live music, balloon artists, face painting and a children’s area, there’s tons of excellent activities and fun for all ages. One-day admission is $5 the day of the festival and $4 for locals. Ages 12 and under are free. Call 843-249-6604 for more information.

Taste of the Town | October 17

Taste of the Town is a popular event for locals and visitors every year, with many of the Grand Strand’s finest eateries participating in this local food festival. At this Myrtle Beach event, visitors can buy food tickets for $1 each, with menu items from participating restaurants ranging from 1 and 5 tickets, and enjoy delicious samples and meals from 4 to 10 pm. Advance admission tickets are $5 and $6 at the door. Ages 14 and under are free. Contact 843-448-6062 for more information.

38th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival | October 21

Head to Loris for the famous Loris Bog-Off Festival. For 38 years, locals and visitors have enjoyed this jam-packed day of music, entertainment, and delicious chicken bog. With over 200 vendors, two entertainment stages, and a large children’s area, this event is a fantastic time for everyone to enjoy. For more information, call 843-756-6030.

Endless Summer Festival | October 28

If you’re still not willing to see summer go, then enjoying the Endless Summer Festival in downtown North Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for you to keep fall away one day longer. With plenty of specialty craft and food vendors, along with a children’s area and carnival rides, there’s plenty of fun and excitement to enjoy. You can enjoy this summer-fun festival from 10am-4pm. Attendance is free. For more details, contact 843-361-3045.


Be sure to check out our Fall Fests Blog for more fun Myrtle Beach events and our Myrtle Beach Resort Specials page for seasonal savings!


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