We recently got in touch with one of our favorite Myrtle Beach area attractions, Brookgreen Gardens, to see how they were making the most of the fall season this year. Their vice president of marketing, Helen Benso, got back to us with some great information for those families looking to get out and about this October.

Benso says the outdoor sculpture gardens' Harvest Home Weekend Festival is one to check out, where children can pet horses, learn to spin wool and go on a hayride.

"This year, the kids will love the sidewalk chalk painting activity and a new music group, Susana and Timmy Abell, who offer dynamic and highly engaging performances centered around a repertoire of unforgettable original songs and stories," Benso said.  "Their concerts include an original puppet performance that has captivated audiences around the world, as well as spellbinding storytelling, and award-winning music."

Susana and Timmy Abell will perform four times each day at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Other favorite activities include scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, and the ever-popular Marsh Tacky horses and rider demonstrations.

"There will be wool spinners and crafts, and author and chef Ginny McCormick will be onsite to sign copies of her new cookbook, Sunday in the South, a collection of delectable recipes, beautiful table decor, Southern stories and quotes, and simple 'how-to' instructions," said Benso, "Her recipes will delight even the pickiest of eaters." 

As you can tell, we're staying busy here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, even as the summer winds down. Interested in embarking on your own Myrtle Beach fall vacation, including a trip to famed Brookgreen Gardens? Check out our fall deals and specials going on right now, and be sure to review a complete list of Brookgreen Gardens' family-friendly activites. For a Harvest Home Weekend Festival preview and good, old-fashioned fun, check out the below video.