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Labor Day weekend is supposed to signal the unofficial end of summer. Apparently Myrtle Beach didn't get the memo. The summer party spills well over into autumn on the Grand Strand, and the Ocean Reef Resort puts you right in the middle of all the fall festivals.
From food fairs and cooking competitions to international festivals and arts and crafts shows, Myrtle Beach has a full social calendar for the months of September, October, and November. And it all begins Labor Day weekend with three major events and free fireworks shows.
Broadway at the Beach's Celebrity Square is the new home to the Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival, and Labor Day weekend is the new date. Featuring the top dishes from some of the best restaurants and bars in town, Coastal Uncorked offers a great opportunity to sample a wide range of cuisine and liquid refreshments. Theme nights include Chocolate Under the Moon and Moonshine Mixology on Friday, the Brews 'N the Beach Craft Beer contest on Saturday, and the Grand Tasting Event on Sunday. Come hungry and leave happy.
Meanwhile in the Myrtle Beach downtown district, the inaugural Boardwalk Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival will occupy the Plyler Park plaza with vendors from the neighborhood as well as the region. Shop for items you won't find at the surrounding beachwear stores, and hit some local merchants while you are downtown for a great weekend of retail therapy.
And a little farther south at Market Common, the 10th Annual Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival takes over the HGTC campus and sends the aromatic smell of smoked pork and chicken wafting through the air. Championship barbecue teams from all over the country compete for the Official South Carolina BBQ title, and craft beer vendors are on hand to help you wash it down with a flavorful brew from the beer and wine garden. Live music, a car show and kids activities are also on the lineup.
Here's a list of other fall festivals scheduled for September, October, and November on the Strand:
9/4-5, 10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, Horry Georgetown Technical College's Market Common Campus
9/4-6, Fifth Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival, Broadway at the Beach, Celebrity Square
9/18-27, SOS Fall Migration, North Myrtle Beach, Avista Resort
9/24-27, 24th Annual St. Johns Greek Festival, St. John's Greek Orthodox Church
9/25-27, 40th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park
9/25-10/17, 25th Annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music, Pawleys Island
9/26, 12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival, North Myrtle Beach, Horseshoe
9/26-27, Seacoast Artists Guild Arts and Crafts Festival, Market Common, Valor Park
10/1, 16th Annual Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala, Pawleys Island
10/2-3, Seventh Annual Oktoberfest, Market Common, Valor Park
10/3, Fifth Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede & Ford Car Show, Broadway at the Beach
10/9-10, Gaither Fest, Myrtle Beach Convention Center
10/10-11, 11th Annual Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival, Little River Waterfront
10/10-11, Downtown Oktoberfest, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Plyler Park
10/15, Cruisin' the Beach, Broadway at the Beach, Celebrity Square
10/17-18, Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon, Coastal Grand Mall
10/17, Sixth Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest and Taste of The Market Common, Valor Park
10/23, 27th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawleys Island
10/24, 12th Annual Murrells Inlet 2020 Oyster Roast, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
10/31, Endless Summer Festival, North Myrtle Beach, Horseshoe
11/4-11/25, Park Jeopardy, Myrtle Beach State Park
11/5, 32nd Annual Taste of the Town, MB Convention Center
11/5, Taste of the Boardwalk & The Boardwalk Crawl, MB Boardwalk
11/6-12/31, Festival of Trees, Ripley’s Aquarium
11/7, Free Family Day, Franklin B Burroughs – Simeon B Chapin Art Museum
11/7-11/8, Mythical & Medieval Festival, 3809 Socastee Blvd Myrtle Beach
11/7-11/21 (Saturdays Only), Market Common Music in the Streets, Market Common
11/8, Pumpkin Smash Day, Thompson Farm
11/11, Myrtle Beach Veterans Day Service, Convention Center
11/12-11/15, 34th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festival, Convention Center
11/14, Fireworks, Broadway at the Beach
11/22, Thanks-for-Giving, Children’s Museum of South Carolina
11/24, 8th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Market Common, Market Common
11/26-12/31, Christmas Wonderland, North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex
11/27-11/29, 46th Annual SC State Bluegrass Festival, Convention Center
The fall festival season is fast approaching and you don’t want to miss out on all the action. Pick your favorite festival weekend and book your reservations at Ocean Reef today.