Friday, September 21, 2012

Exciting Myrtle Beach Events for October 2012

Hay Ride at  Brookgreen Gardens

September is rapidly coming to a close and it will be October before we know it! There's no place like Myrtle Beach to ring in autumn, and we have a long line up of activities to keep you busy and entertained.

October 1 - 7th
It's time to cruise the coast! This popular rally never fails to disappoint, and we're gearing up for another great year. Soak up the last of the warm weather as you ride by beaches, through low-country and along the waterway. Each toured route is packed full of area attractions and sponsor locations that bring you live entertainment, giveaways and, of course, plenty of food and drinks to go around! Get more details from our previous blog post here

Oktoberfest 2012 in Downtown Myrtle Beach
October 6, 12pm - 11pm
Celebrate German culture and a new season with the South's version of Oktoberfest! This event has it all: authentic German food, beer, a bratwurst eating contest, arts & craft booths and live entertainment from a dozen different bands.  Even the little ones will have a great time in the alcohol-free Kids Zone, where they can bounce on the inflatables and watch the strolling entertainers. You'll finish the night off with a spectacular fireworks show at 11pm.

Surfside Beach Family Festival on Surfside Drive
October 6, 10am - 4pm
If you're looking for good ol' fashioned family fun, this is your stop! Adults and kids alike will enjoy the 100+ vendor booths, inflatables, games, face painting, petting zoo and dunking booth - all just a few steps away from the ocean.

12th Annual Cruise to the Coast Antique and Classic Car Show in North Myrtle Beach
October 8, 10am - 6pm
Every year, thousands of car enthusiasts flock to North Myrtle Beach to spend the day appealing to their passion for classic automobiles. This show features more than 100 cars and  55 club cars for your viewing pleasure. The event will also be handing out awards and hosting fun games.

Taste of the Town at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
October 9, 4 - 10pm
Since 1984, Taste of the Town has been giving guests the opportunity to sample the best cuisine in Myrtle Beach all under one roof.  Talented chefs from more than 50 area restaurants showcase their delicious specialties in sample-size quantities while live music drifts in from the stage. The little ones will also be able to enjoy a fun kids area complete with a rock climbing wall! Admission tickets are $4 if purchased in advance or $5 at the door while children 14 and under receive free admission.  Food tickets are $1 each.

Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen Gardens
October 13 - 14, 9:30am - 4:30pm
This is the classic small town fall fest just like you see in the movies.  Families enjoy the crisp autumn air while participating in pumpkin painting, crafts, sheep wool spinning demonstrations, special zoo activities, soap making, sweet grass basket weaving demonstrations, hay rides and even scarecrow building! You'll also enjoy live music and delicious food while you make lasting family memories.

13th Annual Surfrider Lip-Rippin Chilympics at Spuds Waterfront Dining in Murrell's Inlet
October 14, 12 - 6pm
Chili lovers of the world unite! This event will feature a cook-off between more than 30 masters of chili.  Samples will be available for purchase beginning at noon until judging.  Winners will be selected in a wide variety of categories including Best Overall, People's Choice, Hottest, Best Vegetarian and more.  Entertainment includes live bands, a performance from Chief Kamu's Hula and Fire show, face painting and inflatables.

Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon (Location varies by race. Follow the link for more information)
October 20 - 21
Whether you want to beat your best time, get a good work out or take a long walk, this mini-marathon has just the race for you. Events include a Coastal 5k, Doggie Dash and High Heel Race on day 1.  Day 2 brings the half-marathon!  After the race, be sure to stop by the Health and Fitness Expo, which features the latest in running shoes and apparel as well as free samples.

Brew at the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens
October 27, 6 - 9pm
This brand new event allows guests to sample more than 30 regional and national craft beers in a signature tasting glass. You'll also enjoy delicious appetizers, a stroll through the Lowcountry Zoo and local favorite band "Bullfrog."  A perfect date night! Tickets are $40 per person or $35 for members of Brookgreen.

All of these fun-filled fall events lead you up to the end of the month and that means Halloween!  Be sure to stay tuned...  We'll be releasing an additional list of Halloween events and activities soon.  We look forward to seeing you for an exciting fall vacation at Plantation Resort!

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