The fall is festival season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the 2019 schedule is jam packed with fun-filled events.
Guests at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort have a front-row seat to pleasant autumn days on the beach and easy access to all the fall festivals on the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorite places to party during your autumn vacation:
SOS Fall Migration (Sept. 12-21):
Lovers of the Shag, South Carolina’s state dance that was started along the Grand Strand, gather for 10 days and nights of beach music at dance clubs along Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach.
Dog Days Blues & Jazz Festival (Sept. 14)
Enjoy great music, food and wine on the scenic grounds of La Belle Amie Vineyard in nearby Little River. Take a tour of the winery, gather around the outdoor stage and dance the day away.
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (Sept. 27-29)
A castle overlooking the Atlantic Ocean serves as a beautiful setting for this 44th annual event. Held at Huntington Beach State Park’s Atalaya Castle, this showcase attracts top artisans from the Southeast.
Irish Italian International Festival (Sept. 28)
Celebrate two European cultures in one at this 16th annual festival along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, which highlights the food, music and heritage of Italy and Ireland.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally (Sept. 30-Oct. 6)
Thousands of Harley-Davidson riders make their way to the Grand Strand for a full week of festivities, including bike shows, poker runs, live music and biker games at various venues.
Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival (Oct. 4-6)
A downtown neighborhood throws a big block party with three days of excellent jazz and food. The fourth annual event also features blues, soul and R&B in a celebration of African American heritage.
Harvest Home Weekend Festival (Oct. 5-6)
Beautiful Brookgreen Gardens gets an autumn makeover for this traditional fall festival for the whole family. Take a hayride around the 9,000-acre property, enjoy live entertainment and let the little ones decorate a pumpkin.
Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest (Oct. 11-12)
The Market Common transforms into Munich for the weekend with German food and beer, live entertainment, a kids’ play area and more on the Grand Park grounds.
Little River Shrimp Fest (Oct. 12-13)
The tiny fishing village celebrates the “Carolina mud bug” with fresh seafood, live music, vendors, kids’ attractions and dancing along the Little River waterfront.
St. John’s Greek Festival (Oct. 17-20)
The 27th annual event features four days of Greek culture, food, dancing, arts and more.
The 40th annual festival, held in the nearby town of Loris, honors a South Carolina culinary classic – chicken bog. Chefs serve their secret recipes to judges and the general public, along with a concert, fireworks and a car/tractor show.
Hippie Fest (Oct. 26)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a trip back in time to the 1960s with peace, love and music of the period.
Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics (Nov. 3)
Head down to the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk for the 20th annual chili cookoff and bloody mary mixing contest.
South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival (Nov. 28-30)
This Thanksgiving weekend tradition celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall with a star-studded lineup of bluegrass and gospel music. The three-day event is held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center auditorium.
Book your autumn getaway to Myrtle Beach at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort and hit your favorite festivals this fall.