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  • Katelin Gandee

Local events happening near CCU

From chicken bogg to booths selling crafts, the Aynor Hoedown is so much more than the name.

The 38th Annual Harvest Hoedown went down in Aynor on Sept. 16. The Hoedown starts at 10 a.m. with their annual parade and goes until 9 p.m., ending with the street dance.

The hoedown itself is proclaimed to be one of the oldest and largest festivals in the Carolina’s. The hoedown is always the third Saturday in September, so for those who missed it, there is always next year.

However, there are more events coming up in the area if you are willing to take a drive.

For those who love seafood, there’s two events coming up that will fill that love for fresh seafood.

On Oct. 6 and 7, the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is taking over the streets at Ocean Boulevard. There is no cost to attend the event but attendees should bring money to try out the food and drinks the festival has to offer.

Another event to curve your seafood craving is the 13th Little River ShrimpFest. That festival is happening on Oct. 14 and 15, which will not only have plenty of seafood, but also stilt walkers and two stages of live music. Tickets are $4 for locals and $5 at the gate for non-locals.

However, if seafood is not your thing, there is another option for you.

The Loris Bog-Off is running for its 38th-year on Saturday Oct. 21. The Bog-Off will be full of different kinds of chicken bogg, the southern traditional cuisine that is made up of chicken, sausage, rice and spices.

There are plenty of other festivals that are not made around food, like the Back Road Vintage vendor market. On Sept. 30, Laurel Street in Conway will be transformed into a place for people to check out items to decorate their homes with. The cost for admission is $5 for everyone over the age of 12.

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