Right off the cuff we can think of the most popular reasons why fall vacations to Myrtle Beach are the best when you’re trying to decide where to go:
1. Phenomenal weather,
2. Absolutely no crowds, and
3. Tons of fabulous festivals!
At this time of the year temperatures drop to the mid-80s and 70s during the day and you’ll find nights to be in the low 60s and high 50s. There are no traffic jams on any of the roads due to far less traffic overall and the beach, restaurants and attractions have no lines, no waiting.
The festivals taking place at this time of the year are great for enjoying time with your friends and family in a relaxed manner. Each and every festival feels like a celebration! After Labor Day there are many reasons to return to Myrtle Beach for a late season vacation. Here are five more:
Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2016
The City of Conway is hosting their annual Conway Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature arts & crafts, entertainment, kids play zone, food, car show, Conway Superstars Performance and more. The event is being held at 3rd Avenue and Laurel Street in Conway, SC.
12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival on October 8-9, 2016
Don’t miss the 12th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival being held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566). This 2-day event includes live entertainment, lots of activities for the kids, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties. If you’re a shrimp lover you’re sure to get your fill at this popular event!
17th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off on October 9, 2016
This year’s annual Chilympics Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park in Murrells Inlet. $1 sample tickets will be sold for chili. Beer from New South Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. There will be a fabulous line-up of live bands for your enjoyment. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This event draws thousands of residents and visitors to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and has become a staple of Grand Strand events. Participants and attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to support the efforts of South Strand Helping Hand.
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday October 15, 2016
This exciting new culinary event at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk celebrates the virtually endless local seafood restaurants in the greater Myrtle Beach area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15! Experience a variety of delectable award winning seafood restaurants showcasing their unique seafood interpretations. Enjoy the kid’s area, live entertainment, and a broad selection beer & wine garden. Jim Quick & Coastline Band will be performing from morning to early afternoon. The iconic group The Tams from Atlanta will take the stage from 5-7 p.m. Various other musicians will also take part in this grand celebration.
9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest on October 14-15, 2016
The ever-popular Oktoberfest is being held from 4 – 9 p.m. at the beautiful urban village of the Market Common and Valor Park. Arrive early and enjoy shopping the Market Common with its many beautiful upscale shops and restaurants. Go to the park for all the great German food vendors, a craft beer expo designed around the harvest season, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment, kids play area, face painting, inflatables and much more!