15 things to do off campus during CCU Family Weekend

CCU Family Weekend is Oct. 6-8. The campus has a complete itinerary of things to do with those who come to visit you.

The Food Lovers

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North. Free admission. 843-855-0527 or www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com.

Overflow Fellowship Church’s “Fish and Grits Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Living Water Baptist Church, 1569 S.C. 9, Longs. 843-421-9531.

“Festa Italiana,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. $1 admission ages 13 and older. 843-333-7523 or www.sonsofitalymb.com.

“Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off,” for Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park Landing, all on U.S. 17 Business, on south end of Murrells Inlet. Free admission. 843-333-2034 or surfridergrandstrand.org.

The Art Lovers

In downtown Conway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7: “Conway Fall Festival,” Third Avenue and Laurel Street (843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com); and “Live Oak Art + Music Fest,” at 1201 Third Ave. (843-248-4527 or www.createconway.org). “Conway Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, on Third Avenue and Laurel Street, downtown. Kids Play Zone $5. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com.

“Live Oak Art + Music Fest,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7 at 1201 Third Ave., Conway. 843-248-4527 or www.createconway.org.

Big Band Music Lovers

Saturday fests, each noon-6 p.m., at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School: “Autumn Big Band Blast” Oct. 7, for $10. Also, bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive $3 off admission for each. 843-399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

The Bargain Shoppers

“South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale,” 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Free admission; parking $5. 843-918-1235 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/garagesale.html.

Indoor yard sale, 7:30 a.m-1 p.m. Oct. 6-7 (postponed from Sept. 15-16) at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach, ). 843-294-1754.

The Know-It-All of the Family

Carolina Master Chorale’s “It’s A Grand Night for Trivia,” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 (postponed from Sept. 10), at Prestwick Country Club, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. $30 individual or $165 team of six. 843-444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.)

Family Fests

Surfside Beach Family Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 on Surfside Drive. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.

“Conway Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, on Third Avenue and Laurel Street, downtown. Kids Play Zone $5. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayfallfestival.com.

The History Buffs and Those into Culture

“Harvest Home Weekend” Fall Festival, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7-8 at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park. Free with garden admission, which lasts seven days – $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Also, “Whispering Wings” butterfly house open for half-hour visits daily through Oct. 30, for extra $3 for ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

The Car Lovers

“Myrtle Beach Britfest” car show, benefiting Canine Angels Service Dogs, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 on Johnson and Hendrick avenues at The Market Common, in Myrtle Beach. Free for spectators; car or motorcycle entry $30, and $15 additional vehicle. 843-651-7644, 843-222-2201, grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

The Animal Lovers

‘Blessing of the Animals’ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7, by St. Barnabas Anglican Church, at Calabash Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road Park. 843-467-4979.

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If you love live music, then check out the lineup at area bars as our area kicks off the Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally.

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