6 Fun Family Festivals Happening This Fall in Myrtle Beach

Looking forward to fall getaway? If you’re not ready to say farewell to the warm weather just yet, escape to the beach before your winter blues set in! With ideal temperatures, special off-season rates and a wide range of family-friendly events, fall is actually one of the best seasons to experience Myrtle Beach. And, this year’s festival lineup will feature a number of fests so that everyone in your vacation crew can find something just their speed.

Whether you have a passion for craft brews, a love for wildlife or never miss a pumpkin patch, you’ll find entertainment suited to your specific interests. Check out this list of fall festivals coming to the greater Myrtle Beach area soon:

7th Annual Seacoast Artists Guild Art in Common Fall Festival

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Valor Memorial Garden in The Market Common

COST: FREE

Kick off the fall season at the 7th Annual Seacoast Artists Guild Art in Common Fall Festival sponsored by the Seacoast Artists Guild. Peruse a vast collection of photography, painted arts, drawings, hand-made pottery, jewelry, leather works, wood pieces and so much more. Each piece is produced by one of 50 talented local artists, so you can keep a slice of the area when you head home! Poke through the display tents, pop over to one of the nearby restaurants for lunch, and finish the day with a movie or ice cream treat — all conveniently located within The Market Common! It’s the perfect fall event to attend with your family (and even your pet!).

Share the Love of Local Fall Festival 2019

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019

WHERE: The Cooper House in Socastee, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach

COST: FREE

For the 5th Annual Share the Love of Local Fall Festival, expect swag, showcases and — best of all — lots of support for local businesses. The event is totally free to attend, though you should RSVP and reserve your spot. Peruse indoor and outdoor booths, enter to win prizes, local business meet and greet, pet adoption, food and drink, and more! It’s a great way to support the people and businesses that make up this city we love so much.

Harvest Home Weekend Festival

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet

COST: Free with garden admission

The Harvest Home Weekend Festival is back for another year of animals, pumpkin patch fun, hayrides, scarecrows and more! This classic fall fest is one of Brookgreen’s biggest annual events, and this year is no exception. Head to the pumpkin patch and let the kids pick out their very own pumpkin to paint! Or, build your own scarecrow (and take it home for just $5!). Set among the scenic backdrop of Brookgreen Gardens, this festival is a great way to get outdoors, enjoy live entertainment and soak in the gorgeous fall weather.

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

WHEN: Friday-Saturday, October 11-12

WHERE: Valor Memorial Garden in The Market Common

COST: Free, just pay for food and drink

Enjoy one of autumn’s most beloved and savory celebrations the Myrtle Beach way at the Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest! Beer lovers will be thrilled to see a HUGE selection of brews from more than 40 vendors, plus there will be authentic German cuisine and LIVE entertainment. Even those who can’t partake in the beer tasting will find plenty to do, including a pumpkin patch, face painting, inflatables and more.

St. John’s Greek Festival

St. John’s Greek Festival

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, Oct 17-20, 2019

WHERE: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach

COST: $1 each, not including food or drink

Opa! This popular event at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church has been a favorite for 28 years, and has grown via word-of-mouth over the years! This family-friendly celebration gives visitors and locals the chance to live like a Greek for the day. Come hungry! Enjoy spanakopita, gyros, baklava, cookies, salads, pastries and so more. Plus, there will be inflatables for the kids, art for sale, in addition to fresh-from-the-oven foods and traditional Greek music, there will be educational tours of the church as well. Bring your family, your friends or your coworkers and savor this “little piece of Greece.”

Hippie Fest

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach

COST: $10; FREE for kids 10 & under

Returning again to the Myrtle Beach Speedway is Hippie Fest, where free-spirited people gather from all walks of life to celebrate peace, love and hippie-ness! Rain or shine, come and enjoy live music, a DIY tie-dye station, the giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, food, beer and more! Tickets must be reserved in advance, so don’t wait — get your groovy tickets today!

With so many fun fall events available, it’s hard to choose just one!

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