Make The Strand Your Home Base for Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

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Labor Day weekend is approaching fast, and so is the fall festival season in Myrtle Beach. The end of the busy tourist season culminates in a wide variety of special events in September, October, and November, and The Strand is the place to stay for a fun fall getaway.

Located on the oceanfront in downtown Myrtle Beach, The Strand is only walking distance to the fun and festivities at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and a short drive to the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, where most of the events are held. You can relax in luxury at The Strand and be minutes from all the fun.

Broadway at the Beach is the scene of several events this fall, beginning with the Fifth Annual Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival. Restaurants and bars from all over the Grand Strand compete in cooking and bartending contests of skill, and patrons get to sample their fare for the price of a $15 ticket. Other Broadway festivals this autumn include the Oct. 3 Fifth Annual Grand Strand Mustang Stampede & Ford Car Show, and the Oct. 15 Cruisin' the Beach Festival.

On the Boardwalk, the Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival welcomes vendors and shoppers to the main plaza for the first-ever event on Labor Day Weekend. Oktoberfest gets the good times rolling on the Boulevard on Oct. 10-11. German food, music and beer are the stars of this event, which also includes a Kids Zone play area, live music on the main stage and even a roving polka band.

The Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which is only a short walk from the resort, hosts a few events, highlighted by the 32nd Annual Taste of the Town. Market Common, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and downtown North Myrtle Beach are also popular sites for festivals this fall. Here's a list of other events 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 in Myrtle Beach has something for everyone, and The Strand has you covered on clean, comfortable accommodations that are convenient to all the action. Make your plans for an autumn retreat to the beach and soak up all the enjoyment The Strand has to offer.


(Posted: 8/21/15)