Fun at the beach doesn’t have to end just because Summer does. Fall in Myrtle Beach is filled with events for foodies, race fans, and culture lovers. Wherever your passions lead you, there’s an event brewing off the waters of Myrtle Beach to entice you to go on a weekend getaway to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Gearheads have so much to look forward to, with several events geared (ugh, I hate myself for that pun) towards them. Starting right after Labor Day, Mustang Week, a celebration of Ford’s most famous sports car, has grown into a gathering of hundreds of owners and enthusiasts who visit the area each year for one of the biggest car show events in Myrtle Beach. The lineup of activities for each annual gathering includes meet and greets, cruise-ins, car shows, awards ceremonies, drag nights and more.
Then, come September 15th there’s the Night of Champions Race featuring Twin Races by NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models. If you’re a NASCAR fan, you know exactly what that meant, and you’re excited. If you’re not, just move on to the next paragraph.
Music lovers can check out the weekly free concert series, Music on the Main, that’s been going every Thursday night at 7:00 since May and continues through September. Bring your own beach chair to experience the many restaurants of Main St., listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.
Gospel lovers should visit Myrtle beach the weekend of September 7th to experience Waves of Praise, a three-day festival that features local, regional and national gospel groups and performers such as Tina Campbell and JJ Hairston & Youthfull Praise.
In mid-October, visitors can look forward to Oktoberfest, the 10th annual celebration of beer. Well, it might be about Irish culture, too, but primarily people enjoy the beer. There will be other fun activities, like booths, lots of food, and bouncy inflatables for the kids --- but it’s the beer that’s the thing.
And, of course, there are traditional fall festivals like the Harvest Home Festival, Brookgreen Gardens’ annual fall festival, is filled with outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy. There will be favorite activities such as scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides, live entertainment, and so much more.
Foodies will enjoy the many flavor-centric festivals such as the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival the weekend of October 6th or the Little River Shimpfest the weekend of October 13th. Both festivals feature lots of fresh seafood plucked directly from the waves of the Atlantic, booths, games, and fun things for kids to do.
October also brings Taste of the Town, which is an actual fundraiser for a local school, St. Andrew Catholic School, but is such a long running event in the town it’s something locals and visitors look forward to every year. Taste of the Town features many of the Grand Strand’s Finest Restaurants, culinary awards, live entertainment, silent auction, and is poised as the most highly anticipated food festivals.
The annual St. John’s Greek Festival, a celebration of Greek culture, cuisine and family fun, is one of the most beloved Myrtle Beach events of the fall. This year’s 26th annual event will take place Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.
Planning a visit to Myrtle Beach this fall on any given weekend guarantees amazing activities or events to enjoy. And, of course, there’s always the beach since weather stays nice all the way into the Holiday season. All you have to do is book a trip and enjoy.