Get Ready for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

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Guests return to Compass Cove Resort summer after summer to enjoy the sun, sand and surf, as well as the great hospitality, accommodations and amenities. But the fun doesn't stop after Labor Day. In fact, the Myrtle Beach fall festival season is just getting started.

From food and fireworks to concerts and car shows, the Grand Strand is bustling with activity in September, October, and November. The moderate temperatures and lighter crowds create the ideal setting for community events that bring out the best Myrtle Beach has to offer.

The Grand Strand kicks off the fall festival season in style with the 10th Annual Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival. Featuring two fun-filled days of live music, dancing and the best barbecue in the state, the BB&BBQ puts on a smoking good time for festival goers. Held on the HGTC campus near Market Common, the event hosts cooking teams competing in the South Carolina Official BBQ Competition, which includes pulled pork BBQ, chicken wings, burgers and more. The event includes a car show, arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, a cornhole tournament and a fireworks show on Saturday night. For more information, visit

Another popular event at the nearby Market Common is the Seacoast Artists Guild Arts and Crafts Festival. Held in Valor Park, this two-day event (Sept. 26-27) draws some of the top artists and craftsmen on the East Coast to exhibit their works in rows of vendor tents. Shop for wood carvings, oil paintings, glass work and other art forms for a deal on a one of a kind item, and talk to the artists first hand. Food and drink booths also will be available.

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

Guests at the resort  have the best of both worlds in the fall – a cozy oceanfront perch with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs on the resort property, and a front-row seat to all the top festivals in the fall. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, spend the day or night visiting all the fun festivals, and come back for a relaxing night in the cool ocean breeze. Your fall escape to Compass Cove is only a few clicks away.


(Posted: 8/20/15)