The Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Festival offers family-friendly outdoor fun!

Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach in October

By Marissa Polascak
September 12, 2020

Ah, fall, when the weather is cool and the beach is still welcoming. Though many people may not think of coming to Myrtle Beach during October because it is thought of as a summer destination, Myrtle Beach in October is actually pretty awesome! Not only do visitors get to relish in beautiful fall coastal temperatures, but they also get to enjoy their favorite vacation spot without all of the crowds.

Here are some more reasons to visit Myrtle Beach in October:


Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals

Fall festivals and events are a big deal here in Myrtle Beach, and there are several exciting events that happen each year in the month of October. Due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, some events may be canceled for 2020. Check with event organizers for up-to-the-minute information on events. 

Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Rally | The Myrtle Beach fall bike rally is Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Many events are slated throughout the fall rally weekend along the Grand Strand. 

Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend | The family-friendly event is held outdoors Oct. 3-4 and features pumpkin painting, scarecrow building and more!

Loris Bog-Off | The Loris Bog-Off received approval for their annual festival with social distancing measures in place. The bog-off is Oct. 17. 

St. John’s Greek Festival | The annual Greek festival will be a drive-through event Oct. 15-18 featuring all your favorite Greek foods, including desserts. 

Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam | The annual Jeep Jam returns to Myrtle Beach for its third year Oct. 23-25. 

Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala – Canceled for 2020

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art -Canceled for 2020

Little River ShrimpFest – Canceled for 2020

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – Canceled for 2020 


Fall Hotel Deals

Fall Hotel Deals

Since there are fewer people visiting during the fall as it’s considered the off-season,” it’s easy to catch a great deal at your favorite Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts. Check out this list of hotel fall deals before booking your vacation to save some money!


Great Weather

Great Weather

Did you know that October is one of the best months to visit Myrtle Beach? In fact, we rated it the #1 month to visit due to low occupancy rates, low room rates, and great weather. The average air temperature is around 77º, and the average water temperature is around 72º, which is still great for visiting the beach! This perfect weather is wonderful for outdoor activities such as festivals, fishing, golfing, and much more!


Indoor Water Parks and Pools

Indoor Water Parks and Pools

While there are often plenty of warms days to enjoy the beach or outdoor pool deck in October, indoor waterparks offer a welcome respite from any nip in the air. Many of our favorite kid-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach have indoor waterparks and pools so you can splash away even in the fall. 

Here are a few to check out: