If you’re in the Myrtle Beach Area this weekend and looking for a little fall fun, head down to Ocean Boulevard on Saturday and join in on the festivities at Myrtle Beach's Oktoberfest.  Area Oktoberfest events kicked off last weekend at the Myrtle Beach Market Common where event organizers served up authentic German food, music, and, of course, beer; and both locals and tourists spent hours listening and dancing to live music. If you missed out on last weekend's fun though--have no fear--as the Myrtle Beach Ocean Boulevard Oktoberfest kicks off this Saturday, Oct. 8.
Held in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach between 8th and 9th Avenues North, the festival begins at 12 p.m. with Channelhiemer’s Ommpah Band, and continues throughout the day with musicians Lera Lynn, N’ Trance, Who Shot JR?, and Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band. At 8 p.m., G. Love and Special Sauce take the stage, followed by Galactic, a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans. And the best part of this event? Admission is FREE.
While the festival offers authentic German food, and beer and wine this year, it remains family friendly, providing an alcohol-free kid’s zone with inflatables and street performers. Other events throughout the weekend will include a Bratwursts eating contest, band boardwalk performances and an amazing fireworks finale Saturday night. With the temperate weather, events like Oktoberfest, and plenty of fun for the family, fall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the perfect time to get away before the holidays.