Experience Myrtle Beach Fall Festivals at Bay View Resort

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The summer season may be coming to a close, but the fun is just starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach and Bay View Resort. The end of the busy tourist season also signals the start of the fall festival lineup, and guests at Bayview are in a prime location to enjoy some of the best events the Grand Strand has to offer. Just steps away from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bay View gives its guests easy access to some of the festivals held at Plyler Park.

The action gets started on Labor Day weekend with the Boardwalk Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival. Arts and crafts vendors from stores and shops in the downtown district, as well as touring vendors from all over the East Coast, will display their wares along the Boardwalk. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5, patrons can get an early start on the Christmas shopping season by finding one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t have to worry about a duplicate appearing under the same tree. You can also pick up some special souvenirs and watch as artists and craftsmen put on demonstrations.

Also coming to the Boardwalk this fall is the Downtown Oktoberfest celebration that sees the city of Myrtle Beach block off a stretch of Ocean Boulevard so visitors can dance and party in the streets. The main stage is set up on the old Pavilion site, where top local and regional bands perform throughout the day, as well as a roving German oompah group. Food vendors serve bratwurst, schnitzel and other German favorites, as well as more traditional American fare like burgers and hot dogs for the little ones. A special Kids Zone offers inflatable rides, games, and arts and craft projects for children, while the grownups can enjoy the wide selection of German and domestic brews in the beer garden. Both downtown festivals are free and open to the public.

While Bay View is within walking distance of these two events, there are several festivals held throughout the Grand Strand during September, October, and November. Here’s a list of the top festivals for good family fun this fall:

9/4-5, Boardwalk Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Plyler Park

9/4-5, 10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival, Market Common, Horry Georgetown Technical College

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 Market Common, Valor Park

10/23, 27th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawleys Island, Hammocks Shops

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


There are more festivals and events scheduled for this fall it’s impossible to hit them all. But whichever ones you hope to attend, be sure to book your stay at Myrtle Beach’s Bay View Resort for the best in accommodations, amenities and location.


(Posted: 8/20/15)