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As temperatures cool down, summer crowds thin and hotel prices drop, fall might actually be the best time of year for a trip to the beach.
While there’s plenty of peace and quiet to be found in the nature preserves and tranquil beaches in October, Myrtle Beach is no ghost town. Whether you’re in the mood to pig out, chill out or dance the night away, you’re on the right track for a great vacation this fall.
Here are a few fun things happening in October to help you plan your getaway.
First thing’s first: Have you every heard of chicken bog? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Chicken bog is a low-country delicacy chicken and rice dish beloved by pretty much everyone who’s tried it. The Loris Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Loris Bog-Off Festival every year on the third Saturday in October in downtown Loris, about 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach.
With stage performances from local dancers, a huge children’s play area and, of course, enough chicken bog to keep you full for days, it’s the perfect event to entertain the whole family.
That same day, Oct. 20, round out the evening at the Alabama Theatre to see Wynonna Judd, perform with her band The Big Noise.
If country’s not your jam, check out the nearby Myrtle Beach House of Blues around the corner for a night of gospel music, rock n’ roll and delicious Southern food. The House of Blues also hosts a murder mystery dinner theater through the end of October. Call the box office at 843.272.3000 to reserve your spot.
Heading down to the beach this weekend? You’re just in time for one of the biggest festivals in Myrtle Beach and one near and dear to our hearts at CharlotteFive. That’s right, it’s Oktoberfest!
From 4-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, head to Valor Park for all the craft beer, German food and live music you can handle.
Spend your Sunday recovering on the beach, then catch country star LeAnn Rimes live at The Carolina Opry Theater, for one night only, on Sunday, Oct.14 at 6 p.m. If you’re looking for something more kid-friendly this weekend, head to Pirate’s Voyage right by Carolina Opry for a dinner show Saturday, Oct. 13.
Want more tips to make your fall beach vacation a success? Head to VisitMyrtleBeach.com for to learn more about where to stay, shop, eat and more in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.