Crisp fall air, fewer crowds and cool walks on the beach with a cozy sweater and a hot cup of coffee are just a few reasons why fall in Myrtle Beach is one of my favorite times of the year. For many, our beach town is the go-to spot during the summer, but no one thinks of how relaxing it is when the crowds get smaller, the weather gets cooler and everything is just a bit quieter. Not only is Myrtle Beach itself beautiful during this season, there is a lot going on around town as everyone celebrates the beginning of the holidays. Festivals, hayrides on the farm and spooky ghost tours are events that we look forward to all year long! No need to be a local to enjoy our town’s best kept fall secrets, we’ve gathered a list that will let you in on all the top fall festivities. You will definitely want to check out these events on your Myrtle Beach Fall vacation.
Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest: October 12-13th, 2018
Everyone’s favorite kick-off to the season, Oktoberfest! This will be the 12th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest and you do not want to miss it. This family friendly festival has something for everyone: delicious variety of beers (for mom and dad!), food, kid’s activities, a pumpkin patch and more!
Thompson Farms: Seasonal
Thompson Farms hosts a variety of fall events throughout the entire season and are sure to be a hit with the family. Flashlight Fridays give kids the chance to enjoy their very own Drive-In Movie experience by bringing their own toy cars or homemade cars to sit in and watch a movie on the big screen. Mom and Dad, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy coffee, hot cider and s’mores with the family. Thompson Farms also hosts Candy in the Corn: Trick or Treat Trail on Saturdays throughout the month of October. This event is a chance to let your kids do some early trick-or-treating while making their way through the Farm’s Kiddie Corn Maze. Kids may even run into some of their favorite characters like, Mickey or Minnie Mouse!
Howl-O-Scream: October 27th, 2018
The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex will be hosting their annual Howl-O-Scream and you do not want to miss it! This event is perfect for kids of all ages with Scare Zones and Scare-Free Zones, hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costume!
Brew at the Zoo: November 3rd, 2018
Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens is a local favorite, with tickets selling out every season! Enjoy tastings of over 30 regional and national craft beers while enjoying delicious food from local vendors. Brew at the Zoo also offers live entertainment, games, auctions and more!
Maze Craze at Galloway Farms: Seasonal
Take a trip up the road to North Carolina for Maze Craze at Galloway Farms, happening every weekend throughout the season. Maze Craze is the biggest corn maze in Eastern North Carolina and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family to get in the spirit of fall. With barrel train rides, spooky trails, scavenger hunt and more, this is an event you definitely want to mark on your calendar.
Charleston Ghost Tours: Seasonal
If you’re feeling adventurous and extra spooky, take an afternoon to go to Charleston, South Carolina for their famous ghost tours. This old city is rich in history and is known for their haunting stories of ghosts, goblins and spirits that still walk the city streets today. Take a guide tour through Charleston’s spookiest cemeteries, prisons, asylums and buildings. This is the perfect event for thrill-seekers!
Whether it’s participating in some fall fun or simply enjoying the beautiful serene beaches our area offers this time of year, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to spend your fall getaway. Oceana Resorts is happy to offer guests the perfect vacation experience at affordable prices, allowing you and your family to enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer.