Fall in Love with Fall in Myrtle Beach SC!

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There are so many reasons to fall in love with fall in Myrtle Beach SC!

Not only does the fall bring cooler temperatures, but also some of our favorite things.

From fall festivals to weddings, there is a lot to celebrate.

For those who love sports, the fishing is at its peak and the weather is perfect for the golf course.

For the bikers who like to gather in Myrtle Beach for one last party before winter to those who like to have a spooky good time on Halloween.

There really is something for everyone in Myrtle Beach in the fall.

FALL FESTIVALS

Whether your celebrating your culture or your favorite food, there are various reasons to attend a fall festival. Here’s a quick look at the most popular festivals along the Grand Strand. For more details on the festivals, click here.

  • St. John’s Greek Festival – September 24-27 – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Myrtle Beach
  • Atalaya Arts Greek_Festival_2011_800_500_80_s_c1& Crafts Festival – September 25-27 – Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet
  • Irish Italian International Festival – September 26 – Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
  • Brew at the Zoo – September 26 – Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
  • Harvest Home Weekend Festival – October 10-11 – Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
  • Little River Shrimp Fest – October 10-11, Little River waterfront
  • Ocean Boulevard’s Oktoberfest – October 10-11 – Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – October 17-18 – Front Street, Georgetown
  • Loris Bog-Off Festival – October 17 – Downtown Loris
  • Myrtle Beach Wine Fest – October 17 – Valor Park, The Market Common
  • Oktoberfest at The Market Common – October 23-24
  • Endless Summer Festival – October 31 – Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
  • Taste of the Town – November 5- Myrtle Beach Convention Center

FALL WEDDINGS

As you fall in love with fall in Myrtle Beach, celebrate your love by tying the knot!

There are so many great venues along the Grand Strand, from oceanfront to the oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Myrtle Beach’s southern charm is the perfect setting for your special day.0328_HairWed

Plus, after the ceremony and reception, you are already in the perfect spot for your honeymoon.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular wedding venues. For a larger list with details of each venue, click here.

  •  Brookgreen Gardens – Get married under the oak trees, surrounded by beaurfivul gardens and sculptures. This venue can accommodate any size wedding from just a few guests to a few hundred.
  • Pine Lakes Country  Club – The beautiful landscapes of this country club make a perfect backdrop for your special day. If you prefer an outdoor weeding, their club house will provide the elegance you desire.
  • Kingston Plantation – Kingston Plantation offer you a variety locations including the sandy beach, a grassy overlook with a great ocean view or the Dunes Ballroom with a panoramic view of the ocean.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium – Instead of getting married by the ocean, how about getting married surrounded by some of the inhabitants of the ocean? Ripley’s can do anything from a cocktail party to an intimate dinner, a bridal show to a reception, and everything in between.
  • Myrtle Beach Train Depot – This old train depot transformed into a beautiful venue with hardwood floors and white lights that drape the ceiling. This is a great spot for a wedding, reception or both.

FISHING

Peak fishing season is ahead for the Grand Strand and it’s cooling down, so no more sunburns a day on the pier. We’ve got you covered when it comes to where to fish, what to look for and the conditions you can expect whether you’re fishing inshore, offshore or in one of the area’s many estuaries and freshwater bodies. Check out our weekly fishing report here.

  • Fishing-InshorePier 14 – Atop the pier is the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge, known as one of the best seafood spots in Myrtle Beach. There’s also a lounge bar area with live music, dancing, great drinks and a friendly staff.
  • Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters – Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters offers a variety of fishing charters and scenic tours as well as dolphin cruises and deep sea fishing.
  • Cherry Grove Pier – Built in the early 1950s, the Cherry Grove Pier is 985 feet of fishing fun for the whole family in North Myrtle Beach. The pier has a full service tackle and bait shop, with rentals of everything you need for a day or evening of fishing and a 2-story observation deck.
  • Hurricane Fleet Charter Fishing – Hurricane Fleet Charter Fishing offers fishing charters out of Calabash, as well as specialty trips as well, like shark or tuna fishing. Embark on a dolphin cruise and enjoy the natural aquatic splendor of the Grand Strand. All gear, tackle, bait, and even instruction (if needed) are provided.
  • Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Pier – The Myrtle Beach State Park Pier offers the luxury of space and beauty just minutes from the heart of town. The pier has a place to rent fishing tackle and buy bait, and a snack bar for those who need some refreshment during a day of fishing. The Myrtle Beach State Park Pier is free with a park admission, and no license is required for fishing. There are lots of species available for catching.

GOLF

Fall is on the horizon, bringing crisp air, sweaters and coats, and pumpkin spice lattes. But this is Myrtle Beach we’re talking about here, so don’t think for a minute that golf is going to take an offseason.  Yes, golf is still as prevalent as ever on the Grand Strand, and a drop in  temperature won’t stop the golfing elite form hitting the links throughout the year. Check out our list of championship courses here.

  • Pine Lakes Country Club – Pine Lakes Country Club has long been a favorite on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. The idea behind Sports Illustrated magazine was hatched at this fworld-am-golfacility.
  • Barefoot Resort – Enjoy Barefoot’s Norman Course, Fazio course, or Love course along the Intracoastal Waterway featuring live oaks, pines, sand and natural areas.
  • Prestwick Country Club – Architects Pete and P.B. Dye use tall mounding and cavernous bunkers to Prestwick County Club, making it a favorite Myrtle Beach golf vacation destination.
  • The Dunes Golf and Beach Club – Robert Trent Jones designed The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, which opened in 1948 and remains a coveted round on the Myrtle Beach golf checklist.
  • River Hills Golf and Country Club – River Hills Golf and Country Club takes advantage of its undulating terrain that’s a coveted commodity among the Myrtle Beach golf trail’s courses.

FALL BIKE WEEK

It’s that time again, and bikers from all over the country will be rolling into town for the Fall bike rally. Over the years, as the event has grown more and more places have begun to host their own rallies — individual events marketed by a certain business or promoter. These are a few of the spots and events going on for the rally. Check out our Bike Rally page here for more details.

  • Suck Bang BloMyrtle-Beach-Bike-Week15-Wed202w – Suck Bang Blow, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, will host events every day from September 25- October 4.
  • Barefoot Landing – From October 1-4 from 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Barefoot Landing will host vendors from around the world. Shop for apparel, parts, accessories and more. The shopping complex’s many restaurants, shops and attractions also have bike week specials and events scheduled.
  • $5,000 Selfie Scavenger Hunt – More than 50 local businesses will be participating in a Selfie Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the Fall Bike Rally — so get your “Selfies” ready, share your mean mugs, duck faces, and toothy grins as you enjoy your visit to the beach!
  • Hurricane Alley Rally – Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson will host Fall Rally Hurricane Alley Rally daily from Sept. 25-Oct. 4. Daily activities include food, over 20 vendors, a NASCAR experience simulator and a merchandise tent with 50% off obsolete and discontinued Harley-Davidson® merchandise.
  • Beach House Harley-Davidson – Beach House Harley Davidson will have vendors on site Sept. 29-October 3 They will also offer test rides, H.O.G. Pin Stop, event T-shirts, and a customer lounge.

HALLOWEEN

Halloween is not only a great time for kids in Myrtle Beach, but also adults.

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As we get closer to Halloween, we will publish a more detailed list.

  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk – Fright Nights – Friday & Saturday nights – October 3 -31
  • Conway Ghost Walk – October 22-24 – 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Barefoot Landing – BooFest! Kids and Pets Costume Contest – October 24 noon-4 p.m.
  • Barefoot Landing – Trick or Treat – October 31 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Broadway at the Beach – Trick or Treat – October 31 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • The Marshwalk – Trick or Treat – October 31 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Costume Contest – 6 p.m.

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