Tag - Food Festivals

Held along the historic Little River waterfront, the ‘World Famous’ Blue Crab Festival is one of the largest festivals held along the Grand Strand each year. What started as a small gathering along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway is now a premier festival that is projected to draw over 50,000 attendees to the area this weekend. The festival features live music; a kids’ zone; and around 300 arts, crafts, specialty food and business vendors. Beyond festival food, music and vendors, attendees can enjoy amazing local seafood from one of the…

May 4th, 2019 the Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival is back in Conway, SC. From 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. enjoy arts, food vendors, a classic car show, and craft beer tastings in beautiful downtown Conway, just miles inland from the Myrtle Beach coast. The festival will be held on Laurel Street and 3rd Avenue. Admission is free and the beer zone is cash only. A festival beer wristband and cup will be $1, a single beer ticket is $5 or you can get 5 beer tickets for $19. This event is a lot of fun and a great way to experience the charming Conway…

Spring is one of my favorite times of year here in the Myrtle Beach area. While the weather may be a little more unpredictable, humidity is generally much lower than the summer months. It’s the perfect time of year for a lineup of fun outdoor events including the popular Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival . We’ve been the past two years and enjoyed it so much! The three-day festival runs from April 26 to April 28, 2019, and is hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach. Friday’s hours are 6 to 10…

No one does ‘family friendly’ quite like the Town of Surfside Beach , which is why we always look forward to any of the events they host throughout the year. Surfside Beach features two miles of pristine oceanfront and has 36 access points to its popular beach. It has an awesome public library that regularly hosts kid-related activities, great playground areas, and a larger park that is home to a seasonal farmers market with live music. This coming Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2019, the Town of Surfside Beach will be holding its 10th…

39th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival This Weekend

Monday, October 15, 2018 10:00 AM by Nora Battle

Longtime visitors to the Palmetto State have probably heard of chicken bog--a southern comfort food generally prepared with chicken, sausage, rice, and varying spices. Aside from South Carolina barbecue (and Grand Strand shrimp and grits), chicken bog may be one of our state’s greatest culinary contributions. Here locally, we celebrate this beloved dish annually during the Loris Bog-Off Festival. What began as a chicken bog cooking contest in 1980 has evolved into one of our community’s largest and most well-attended fall festivals. Throughout…

October is one of my favorite times of year in the Myrtle Beach area for so many reasons. The weather is agreeable (goodbye summer humidity), the beaches less crowded, and the Grand Strand knows how to host a killer Oktoberfest event. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest event, scheduled for this Friday, October 12, 2018, and Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Grand Park at The Market Common. This is definitely one of the area’s larger festivals as it features over 50 vendors, kids activities and inflatables,…

Here along the Grand Strand, we’re no strangers to a good food festival. Depending on the season, you can find anything from Italian festivals to seafood festivals to food truck festivals and more. One of the longest-running food festivals in the area, however, is the annual Taste of the Town event. It features the opportunity to sample fare from some of the Myrtle Beach area’s finest restaurants, tapas style. This popular fall food festival is actually a fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School, and attendees are bound to see many locals…

Myrtle Beach Area Farmers Markets in Season

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:00 PM by Nora Battle

The past couple years I’ve done a happy dance once May 1 rolls around. Not just because it’s around the time I’ll start swimming in the ocean, but because it marks the official start of farmers market season here along the Grand Strand. Before tourism was the number one industry in Horry County (where Myrtle Beach is located), farming and agriculture drove our local economy. While the area evolved as more and more people came to visit, it is still home to a number of outstanding farming operations that provide us with fantastic seasonal produce…

The Myrtle Beach area is home to a large number of great festivals and events throughout the year. (If you keep up with our events calendar , you likely already know this.) But one of my newer favorites is the Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival, celebrating its second year in downtown Myrtle Beach this weekend. While this event is newer to the area, its first year was wildly successful. The combination of an amazing oceanfront view, outstanding food vendors and fun live music make its success no big surprise… we had a blast last year! This year,…