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5 Fun (and Family-Friendly) Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in the Fall

Autumn is in the air on the Grand Strand, and with it comes familiar and fun fall traditions like pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals. And for autumn visitors to the Myrtle Beach area, not only are these signature fall activities easy to track down on the Grand Strand, but they also coincide with an array of autumn advantages for local vacationers such as thinner crowds, cooler temperatures, and lower offseason rates.

Looking to take in a few fall traditions with your family during your coastal getaway to the Grand Strand? Consider visiting one of these five Myrtle Beach area attractions during your autumn escape to the coast:

1. Southern Palmetto Farms

With opening day set for Saturday, September 30, the Fall Fun activities at Southern Palmetto Farms in nearby Aynor, South Carolina, include the Corn Maze, the Mini Cotton Maze, the Pumpkin Patch, a play area with huge slides and an inflatable jump pad, wagon rides, and Farm Animal Alley. Don’t miss your chance to get out for some fall fun on the farm!

2. Thompson Farm

At Thompson Farm in nearby Conway, South Carolina, the signature autumn activities on tap include the Corn Maze and a pumpkin patch. Plus, a number of fun fall events are scheduled, with highlights including Baby’s 1st Pumpkin Weekend at the Farm (on October 7 and 8) and the Halloween Helicopter Candy Drop (on October 28). And to add to the allure, the farm is home to as petting zoo featuring lambs, mini babydoll sheep, miniature goats and a mini cow.

3. Oktoberfest! at Barefoot Landing

 North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Barefoot Landing holds its version of the famed German fall festival with its Oktoberfest! at Barefoot Landing celebration on October 7. Many of the complex’s restaurants and treat shops will offer German-themed food and drink specials during the event, plus live music and contests (including the popular Every Dog’s a Weiner Dog contest) will be on tap to round out the family-friendly fun.

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4. Harvest Home Weekend at Brookgreen Gardens

 At Murrells Inlet’s Brookgreen Gardens home to a bevy of beautiful botanical gardens along with the nation’s largest collection of American figurative sculpture — Harvest Home Weekend is held October 7 and 8. This fall event features a pumpkin patch, scarecrow building, a hay maze, pumpkin decorating, food vendors, an artwork exhibition and live entertainment.

5. The Monster Dash 5K at Broadway at the Beach

At popular Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach, October 28 will see fitness enthusiasts kick off Halloween weekend at the Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk and the 1-mile Spooky Shuffle. The race day will be rounded out with fun and exciting activities for the whole family.

Of course, the list of family-friendly fall activities on the Grand Strand is considerably longer than the one provided above — this list covers just a handful of highlights. Be on the lookout for other fun fall activities during your next autumn getaway to Myrtle Beach … and get ready to make some family memories on the Grand Strand!

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