Races, Trunk-or-Treat, Car Shows: Halloween in Myrtle Beach

Golf courses, beautiful beaches, and … Halloween?


Myrtle Beach is still the prime vacation destination in the southeast for fun in the sun. But this October, it’s also a great place to celebrate Oktoberfest and Halloween. There are plenty of things to do throughout the month. And it culminates with the spookiest holiday on the calendar. 


Collecting candy with the kids or checking out cool cars, there’s something for you.

What To Do for Halloween on the Grand Strand

From Oktoberfest to Halloween, here’s what to do.

OCT. 8-9: This event will have an immense beer selection. Check out wares from more than 60 vendors, and live entertainment, at Market Common. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The celebration will include:

  • Costume contests
  • Face and pumpkin painting
  • Hayrides
  • Inflatables
  • Petting zoo
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Scarecrow making
Beer in Glass

OCT. 21-23: Discover the haunted past of this nearby historic town.

OCT. 23: Stop by Mystical Reflections Stained Glass Studio in Carolina Shores. They’ll have handmade items for sale, plus, food, fun, and music. 

OCT. 23: Horry County Parks and Rec will hold a fun run and free trunk-or-treat event. Costumes are encouraged for the run. Meet on the 5K run and walking trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. 


Runners will receive a medal at the finish. Paid registrants will get Halloween running socks. Trunk or Treat will follow the run, with candy, face painting, games, and inflatables.


Run registration:

  • $30 through July 31
  • $35 through Sept. 30
  • $40 through Oct. 22
  • $45 on race day

The fun run begins at 4 p.m., trunk or treat at 4:30 p.m. 

Jack o Lantern

OCT. 27: Music with DJ Rich starts at 7. The adult costume contest will pay out $2,000, $1,000, and $500 to the top three contestants. Rain date: Nov. 3.

OCT. 28: Learn from executive chef Aura at Pink Pineapple Cakes in this class, 5:30-7 p.m. $45 per person. You’ll see how to make a 6-inch cake, spooktacularly decorated for Halloween. All materials provided. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting buttercream on. BYOB (or wine).

Pumpkin Cake

OCT. 29: Bring the children to LuLu’s in Barefoot Landing. The free event will feature candy, a kids’ costume contest, and pumpkin decorating. 6-8 p.m. Contest winners, by age, announced 6-7:30 p.m., for prizes.

OCT. 30: Come check out classic and modern cars in Surfside Beach and bring the kids to trick-or-treat. Registration starts at 9 a.m. for participants, and awards for winning cars will be given at 3 p.m. Free. A DJ will be spinning the tunes and food will be available.

Girl in Halloween Costume with Car
Family in Paradise Lazy River

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