Myrtle Beach may be a hot spot for tourists during the summer for the beaches, restaurants, attractions, and golf – but the ideal weather hits around September. Or, maybe it’s October. The temperatures are warm enough to enjoy the beach, and the local events heat up – especially if you’re a food and wine lover! Here are the top 10 things to do in Myrtle Beach this fall…
Good Taste Guide to Fall in Myrtle Beach
date nights, festivals, wine dinners
We’ve rounded up all the best things to do this fall in Myrtle Beach if you love food and wine. Follow along on our social media channels for more!
Make a reservation for one of Ruth’s Chris Tastemaker wine dinners, which features fine wines paired with chef-prepared courses.
Rodney Strong + Raccoons
Order a bottle of Rodney Strong Symmetry and sit on the back deck next to the fire at Joe’s Bar and Grill and watch the raccoon run for entertainment. (fact: more glasses of wine, more entertaining raccoons become.)
Aynor Hoe Down
Sept. 16, 2023 – the name Aynor Hoe Down alone is reason to check out this festival! A parade, a pageant, food, vendors, children’s area and more will entertain your family!
Brew at the Zoo
Nov. 4, 2023 • Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen is always a blast beer tastings, food trucks, live music, and silent auction.
Gordon Biersch Seasonal Menu
Head to Gordon Biersch for their seasonal Oktoberfest beer and menu selection which never disappoints. Pretzels with special beer mustards, red cabbage, spaetzel, pork chops… it’s worth the drive to Market Common in October.
Beer Dinner: A taste of the South
Sept. 14, 2023 • Crooked Hammock’s Chef Ervin is hosting a four-course dinner with beer pairings.
Dog Happy Hour
Have happy hour on the beach with your pooch: dogs are allowed on the beaches after 5pm in the off-season. (Here are the rules when you can take dogs on the beach in + around Myrtle Beach)
Crafts + Craft Beer
Oct. 7 & 8, 2023 • Head to Brookgreen Gardens for the Harvest Home Festival – it’s fun for the whole family – pumpkin decorating, hay rides, scarecrow stuffing, and hay piles for the kids, and craft beer + good food for the adults.
Loris Bog Off
Oct. 21, 2023 – Loris Bog Off Festival started as a chicken bog cooking contest in 1980, and has grown to be a huge festival with live music, children’s area, vendors, and food. And of course, the chicken bog contest!
Oct. 14 & 15, 2023 • Little River Shrimp Festival presented by VWHRC • Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Historic Little River Waterfront • live music, fresh seafood from local restaurants, arts + crafts vendors
Conway Ghost Walk
Oct. 18 -21 15, 2023 • The Conway Ghost Walk sells out each year, so get your tickets early! Professional storytellers weave tales of lowcountry haints through the shadowy streets of Downtown Conway.
Pawleys Festival of Music and Art
Sept. 26 – Oct. 21, 2023 • Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art features incredible live performances. Billy Joel’s original band the Lords of 52nd Street, the Texas Tenors, and Spyro Gyra are a few notable events this year. Check out all of the events for the 2023 fall series here.
MYRTLE BEACH JEEP JAM
Oct. 20 – 22, 2023 • The Jeep Jam features an epic off-road Obstacle Course, Car Show, Beach Crawls, Raffles, Nightly Parties around the city and over 90 Vendors!
Myrtle Beach Beer Trail
Embark on a beer journey! Download the Myrtle Beach Beer Trail Pass and sample your way across 10 breweries.
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