Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exciting Myrtle Beach Events for November 2012

October is quickly coming to a close and Myrtle Beach is ready to kick off a fantastic November full of exciting events! From craft fairs to oyster roasts, you'll find something for everyone that is just what's needed to begin the Holiday season!

3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar, Community Coat Drive & BBQ
November 3rd, 10am - 4pm

Celebrate the season of gratitude and giving by attending Belin United Methodist Church's annual event. Donate coats for those in need, wander through dozens of vendor booths featuring local artists, baked goods, arts & crafts and more while enjoying mouth-watering BBQ fare!

20th Annual Cultural Arts Festival & Pauwau in Aynor
November 3rd - 4th, 11am

Each year, the Waccamaw Indian People invite visitors to learn more about their culture and heritage at their Tribal Grounds. Enjoy an educational and fun day with traditional drum and dance, storytelling, vendors, Indian arts & crafts and delicious food. Primitive campsites are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis!

40th Annual Art in the Park at Chapin Park
November 3rd - 4th, 10am - 4pm

Each year, this famous local event displays the best in original Southeastern art. Dozens of booths feature pottery, stone work, photography, jewelry, glass, fabric and metal works as well as paintings. The park also houses a playground to keep the kids entertained!

Souper Supper at Valor Park
November 4th, 12pm - 3pm

The perfect way to enjoy beautiful fall weather! Chefs from over 40 restaurants along the Grand Strand serve samples of steaming soup, breads and beverages to compete for the grand prize! Categories include Judges' Choice, People's Choice and Best Overall.

The 31st Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
November 8th - 11th, 9am - 6pm

Go back in time to a 19th century marketplace with hundreds of vendors dressed in period clothing! You'll stroll through beautiful aisles filled with clothing, toys, fine arts, crafts and gourmet foods. This is a great place to find beautiful decor for the season or that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one!

9th Annual Surf Fishing Rodeo at Huntington Beach State Park
November 10th, 6:30am - 4:30pm

Head over to the beautiful Huntington Beach State Park to compete against hundreds of other fishing enthusiasts! Spend the day reeling in bluefish, flounder, whiting and spottails. Prizes will be given for the largest fish in each category as well as for the largest catch overall.

The Lighting of the Landing at Barefoot Landing
November 16th, 7pm - 9pm

The evening kicks off with fireworks over the Landing to welcome the guest of honor - Santa! He arrives by riverboat to wish everyone (especially the little ones!) a Merry Christmas. You'll also enjoy a live nativity scene, holiday treats, carousel rides, music and Santa lighting the Christmas Tree.

9th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast at Spud's
November 17th, 11:30am - 3:30pm

This is a favorite event for locals and visitors alike! Indulge in all-you-can-eat steamed oysters while music plays across the Inlet. If you're not an oyster fan, they'll also be serving up burgers, wings, hot dogs, chowder and more!

43rd Annual SC State Bluegrass Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
November 22nd - 24th, See Schedule

Enjoy live performances of some of the best bluegrass music this side of the Appalachians! As you listen to the traditional sounds of the South, you can also browse a series of fabulous vendor booths. This is a great chance to experience local culture!

5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Common
November 23rd, 5:30 pm - 9:30pm

After a long day of Black Friday shopping, enjoy a beautiful Tree lighting ceremony to ring in the holidays! Canipes will be serving complimentary cups of hot chocolate while you enjoy pictures with Santa, live entertainment and carriage rides around the complex.

Be sure to stay tuned; we'll be posting Black Friday shopping information as well as restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving day soon!  Happy November everyone!

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Great Start to a New Season of Getaways!

Owner and Guest Weekend Getaways are a series of special events sponsored by Plantation Resort.  During these weekend events, owners and guests are invited to view the many upgrades and improvements at the Resort while enjoying the newest, most exciting venues in Myrtle Beach!  If you’d like to join us for our next Getaway, please call us at 1-888-210-1241. 

Plantation Resort officially kicked off the new season of Owner and Guest Getaways with our exciting September event!  We couldn't have picked a better group to get the ball rolling again. The weekend was filled with mouth-watering meals, exciting entertainment and great company that left everyone with a broad smile on their face!

The event began with a private VIP check-in at our Preview Center (no lines!) while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres with beer and wine.  Our special guests then had time to get settled in their rooms and rest from their long drive before beginning the weekend's exciting line-up of activities!

At 6:30pm, Plantation Resort buses arrived to shuttle our VIPs to a world-class dinner at Damon's Oceanfront Grill.  Upon arrival, everyone was shown into a private dining room overlooking the water where they immediately began striking up relaxed conversation and ordering drinks from the bar. We then enjoyed a series of games with Resort merchandise and restaurant gift certificates as prizes!  During the "Who Has It?" game, everybody laughed when the category was "dental products" and one of the ladies pulled a full bag of flossing tools out of her purse! Following the games everyone enjoyed delicious meals that included juicy prime rib, mouth-watering seafood and Damon's famous barbecue ribs.  To top it all off, servers brought around trays of assorted desserts for everyone to enjoy.

The next stop was the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the largest ferris wheel in the United States and a new addition to the Grand Strand.  As we made our way over, many of the guests joked with each other about whether or not they'd be brave enough to soar 187 feet in the air!  Fortunately, most of the group was able to gather up their courage and were rewarded with sweeping views of the city and the Atlantic. 

The next morning, guests enjoyed a delicious hot and cold breakfast buffet next to the beautiful outdoor pool.  Following their meal, they participated in a tour that allowed them to see the many improvements and upgrades that have been made to the Resort!  One couple was especially excited when they saw the lazy river and splash pad and remarked that they had to bring their kids and grandkids back with them for a family reunion next summer!

The Birthday Girl and Her Family
That evening, everyone had a great time at Pirates Voyage!  We were personally escorted to our fantastic seats inside the arena.  The evening was extra special for one of the kids in our group who was celebrating her birthday! She and her family were able to participate in a fun pirate competition during the show.  They did a fantastic job and our group loved cheering them on!

At the end of the night, everyone was charged with excitement from the show.  Our guests were growling  their best pirates "arrrrghs!" and one guest even began dancing a jig from his theatre days!  It was the perfect end to a great weekend. 

After such a fantastic first fall event, we're so excited for the upcoming getaways - and we hope to see you there!