Home to plenty of things to do in the fall, Myrtle Beach proves to be a top vacation destination. With fewer crowds, cooler temperatures and events that are fun for all ages, visiting the Grand Strand in Autumn is a must. Plus, you’ll be just minutes from some of the best fall festivals in Myrtle Beach when you book your stay at our oceanfront resort. Check out our favorite Myrtle Beach fall festivals below:
September 9-10, 2023 | Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach
The I Love Seafood Fest is one of the most popular fall things to do in Myrtle Beach, and one of the first festivals of the fall season. Indulge in amazing local seafood from vendors, shop the arts and craft fair, and enjoy live music at this two day fall festival in Myrtle Beach.
September 16, 2023 | Downtown Aynor
Just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, the Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival is a fall festival classic. Beginning with a parade at 10 am, the Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival is a fun-packed day in the idyllic setting of small town Aynor. The rest of the day is filled with live music, children’s entertainment, and vendors before a concert closes out the evening.
September 22-24, 2023 | Murrells Inlet
The Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival is an annual fall festival that draws locals and visitors alike to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet for a weekend of fun and crafts. Artists from all over the nation showcase their talents at this festival, ranging from paintings and sculptures to woodwork and handmade jewelry. The festival also features food and drink vendors, and activities just for kids.
October 1, 2023 | Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, Myrtle Beach
The World Championship Chili Cook-off isn’t your typical cooking competition. Back for their third year as a Myrtle Beach fall festival, this cook-off determines which hopeful contestant gets to claim the title of World Champion and their portion of a $75,000 prize. The WCCC brings guests in on the action during this fall festival, with chili tastings, food trucks, beer gardens, vendors, live music, and more.
October 14-15, 2023 | Little River
Visit nearby Little River for two days of fun, music, and shrimp at the Little River ShrimpFest. For almost 20 years, this annual festival has come around to feature over 100 vendors, live musical entertainment, unique performances, and shrimp-centric food! Restaurants along the water will serve up fresh shrimp and other local seafood delicacies, with specials running throughout the festival.
October 20-22, 2023 | Myrtle Beach
The annual Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival is one of the most popular things to do in Myrtle Beach in fall. Enjoy the sounds of local and regional jazz musicians performing jazz classics and original pieces, food and drink vendors, and a sense of community that can’t be found just anywhere. This year’s festival will feature Adam Hawley, Jasmin Ghent, Julian Vaughn, the Coastal Carolina University Jazz Assembly, Marcus Adams, and other talented musicians.
October 21, 2023 | Loris
The 44th annual Loris Bog-Off Festival is a full day event with something happening every minute. Enjoy live music and entertainment, food and drinks, vendors, and the star of the show: chicken bog! The bog-off is the main event, but is accompanied by over 200 vendors and entertainment for even more fun.
October 21-22, 2023 | Myrtle Beach
Klig’s Kites Annual Kite Festival is a unique fall thing to do in Myrtle Beach – with the weather cooling just slightly on the coast, it’s perfect kite-flying weather. Fliers flock to the beaches between 8th and 9th Ave in North Myrtle Beach to let their kites take to the sky in a spectacle of color, patterns, and fun.