Fall Food & Wine Events in Myrtle Beach

a roundup of the best date nights, festivals & wine dinners for fall

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

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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!

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01. Sparkling + Seafood

Sit underneath sparkly jellyfish lights at the Hook and Barrel bar and enjoy an Emmolo Merlot or a glass of Veuve Cliquot with the crispy fish bites and the savory figs & brie. (No need to choose, just order both.)

02. Wine Gala

Get dressed up for a wine night out, and purchase tickets for the annual Pawleys Island Food & Wine Gala. The event is part of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Arts, and it is FABULOUS. (photo via PIFMA)

fall in Myrtle Beach
fall in Myrtle Beach

03. Crafts + Craft Beer

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.

4. Wine Dinner

Make a reservation for one of Ruth’s Chris Tastemaker wine dinners, which features fine wines paired with chef-prepared courses.

5. 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.)

6. Shrimp Festival

17th Annual 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 

7. Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen is always a blast beer tastings, food trucks, live music, and silent auction.

8. 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.

9. Crooktoberfest

Zelebrien Crooktoberfest North Myrtle! • Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm at Crooked Hammock • Crooktoberfest menu, contests, live music, Stein holding contest

10. Oyster Roast

Beach Brews & Oyster Festival • October 29th in downtown Myrtle Beach • Street festival with delicious oysters, cold beer, local vendors, and live music!

11. Dog Happy Hour

Have happy hour on the beach with your pooch: dogs are allowed on the beaches after 5pm in the off-season.

12. Cool Cocktails

Head to Myrtle Beach’s hipster spot for cocktails and foodie food. Strong Waters cocktail hour game is strong (get it?) and stands out as one of the best restaurants in Grand Strand for a day date. Check them out on instagram for the monthly speakeasy secret password for a deal 🥂

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Looking for more Myrtle Beach local recommendations? check out a cool wine list in Georgetown, weekend guide to Pawley’s Island, and the best restaurant to take kids

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