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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…

More than 35,000 people turn out each year to honor a dish few outside of Horry County – home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – have ever heard of. It’s called Chicken Bog and its origins date back hundreds of years. Easy to make, hearty enough to stand alone and able to feed a large crowd, it’s no wonder chicken bog has remained a staple dish in the South! There are many different ways to make Chicken Bog, from adding fresh vegetables like onions and green peppers to dressing with a unique selection of spices. But everyone agrees on the three…

October is one of the best months here along the sunny Grand Strand. Summer heat has begun to subside along with the humidity, and it’s an all around great time to be outdoors—especially with little ones! This month also offers a ton of free festivals and events. We also have a ton of neat activities scheduled for Halloween, as well, and we’ll share those in a coming post! 1. Nights At Nance (Featured!) This new event in Nance Plaza, located in downtown Myrtle Beach, is the perfect way to relax on a Thursday evening and start the weekend right.…

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…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, there is nothing like fall at The Beach. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities your family loves to do even more enjoyable. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Thompson Farm and Nursery at Brickyard Plantation We love visiting Thompson Farm this time of year! This family-run farm business hosts a bevy of fall activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and more. There are…

As the school year starts and the summer crowds fade away, fall is the ideal time to enjoy the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. For savvy travelers in particular, it’s a great time to enjoy the area’s warm weather, stunning beaches, welcoming lodging and numerous attractions, often at a discounted rate. From oceanfront resorts with endless amenities and cozy condos to campgrounds along the shore and quiet rental homes in quaint communities, the Myrtle Beach area offers a range of accommodations suitable for any type of traveler. Many offer…

Long before Myrtle Beach was valued as a vacation destination for visitors, the towns slightly inland from the coast were the centers of activity in Horry County, South Carolina. The historic town of Loris began as a railroad town serving the lumber industry in the late 1880s, and is located just a short drive inland from the coast on the northern end of the Grand Strand. Not far from the North Carolina border, Loris offers a quintessential Southern experience for those enjoying small-town life and charm. And with a small Southern town comes…

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…

Low Country Soars High in Myrtle Beach

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We’re proud of our Low Country roots and all that it means to our culture. But perhaps it’s never more prominently displayed – or enjoyed – than in the authentic cuisine at local restaurants. Here is a list of some of our favorite Low Country dishes, including a few that bring a new twist to a classic. SheCrab Soup This local favorite is at its best at quaint Sea Captain’s House. It’s made with plenty of sherry and some secret ingredients that help it stand out, even as it competes with the incredible oceanfront view. Blue Crab Fondue The blue…