Tag - Food Festivals

Saturday, October 16, 2021, will mark the 42nd year that Loris, South Carolina, has hosted the ever-popular Loris Bog-Off Festival. Which is this weekend - and located right around the corner from downtown Myrtle Beach! The festival, sponsored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, happens on the third Saturday in October every year in downtown Loris. While the fun, family-friendly event initially began as a chicken bog cooking competition, it has transformed into a huge celebration over the past four decades. The thousands of attendees that go now…

October is one of my favorite months of the year here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It must be some other people’s favorite as well, because the month is full of fun, outdoor festivals made even more enjoyable by the warm (but not hot) temperatures and decreased humidity. One festival I generally like to catch each fall is the Little River ShrimpFest. While the festival is celebrating their 16th year along the historic Little River waterfront, you hear about it somewhat less often than the huge Little River Blue Crab Festival. Unlike Blue…

On Location: Loris, South Carolina

Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

As we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities of the Myrtle Beach area, we are stopping today inland of Little River in a town called, Loris, South Carolina. Loris is an old railroad town that served the lumber industry beginning in the 1880s and is known for its abundance of southern charm. While it may be one of the smallest communities by population size, Loris is a tightknit community with a revitalized downtown area and local farmer’s market. The community always hosts the Annual Loris Bog-Off…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone at The…

Myrtle Beach and Canada have a long-standing partnership, beginning back in spring 1960 with the first Canadian-American Days. The Canadian-American Days were introduced by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to attract Canadian families to the beach during their spring school break with exciting events, deals and concerts. Over the years, the name of the week has changed to just “Can-Am” Days. The Can-Am week was canceled last year due to Covid restrictions, but we are more excited than ever to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach…

Smoke on the Beach BBQ

Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The annual Smoke on the Beach BBQ is back! And there is nothing like the smell of smoky BBQ and salty air at The Beach! This event is a judged competition sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Shrine Club located at the Historic Myrtle Beach Pavilion Park on 8th Avenue N. and Ocean Boulevard. The first competition, the Anything Butt Competition, will begin on Friday, April 2nd at 5 p.m. with samples sold to the public. The winners who are chosen by the public will be announced on Saturday. Vendors and food trucks will be onsite along with the live…

Surfside Beach is known for their year around family-friendly events and laid-back atmosphere. The town also boasts over 36 access points to two miles of public beach with plenty of space to enjoy the rolling waves and pristine beach views. Combine all this with delicious, Southern BBQ, and what could be better! This year, Surfside Beach is hosting their 11 th Annual BBQ Festival on Saturday, March 13 th . The night before the Festival, on Friday, March 12 th , the “Anything But BBQ” event will begin at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., a tradition of…

There is no doubt that the restaurants located at the MarshWalk along the Murrells Inlet coast are renowned for their delicious cuisine, jaw-dropping sunset views, and local family atmosphere. Now these famous locations, such as Drunken Jack's and The Wicked Tuna, are hosting their first-ever restaurant week! From March 1 st to March 7 th , the eight restaurants located along the MarshWalk are offering three-course menus for $35 per person. Each restaurant has a pre-set menu prepared by award-winning chefs with selections including fresh sushi and…

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After careful consideration and event attendee analysis with officials in Myrtle Beach, SC., the organizers of chili’s biggest annual event have announced the rescheduling of its 54th world championship to the fall of 2021. The new dates for the World Championships Chili Cook Off (WCCC) will now be September 17-19, 2021. “We know chiliheads are eager to get back to cooking after such a long year of postponements and inactivity as a result of the pandemic,” said Mike McCloud, President/CEO of…

Restaurant week is one of my favorite weeks of the year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Not only is it my youngest child’s birthday and wedding anniversary, but it is also South Carolina’s Restaurant Week!! Restaurant Week—which is actually 11 days long—gives foodies the chance to dine out for amazing values at a number of participating restaurants throughout our state. Myrtle Beach area restaurants participating range from casual to fine dining, offering a wide variety of menu items and price points. But all in all, everyone is sure to find a…