• By Alyssa L. Brennan

Events scheduled to take place near Conway area through this fall


Photo courtesy of Conway Downtown Alive.

While COVID-19 has caused many events to be canceled or postponed, some festivities are still scheduled to take place along the Grand Strand this fall.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 31: Boone Hall Fright Nights

If you’re willing to take a road trip to Mount Pleasant, Boone Hall Fright Nights will take place every week from Sept. 26 up until Halloween night. They will be open from 7:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now and due to COVID-19, there are a limited amount available. The ScreamPass costs $30 per ticket and includes one admission to each of the three attractions. The VIP Faster to the Fear Pass costs $50 per tickets and includes one admission to each of the three attractions with special access lines that reduce the wait time. Tickets for each individual attraction are also available for $15.

Oct. 3: Live Oak Art and Music Fest

This event will be held at the Horry County Courthouse Lawn in Conway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be over 50 local artists, artisans, and singers featured here with art, crafts, and fresh produce for sale.

Oct. 3-4: Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

This event will include activities like pumpkin painting and scarecrow building at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is included in a ticket for garden admission. For more information, call 843-235-6000.

Oct. 10-11: Art in the Park

This year marks the 48th anniversary of this event. There will be work from more than 40 artists presented by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild in Valor Park at Market Common. Jewelry, woodwork, glass art, photography, paintings, and more will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 15-18: St. John’s Greek Festival

This year marks the 29th anniversary of the annual Greek festival that will take place at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. This year due to COVID-19, the festival will be a drive-through event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Oct. 22-24: Conway Ghost Walk

Taking place in downtown Conway, professional storytellers will tell tales of the “lowcountry haints through the shadowy streets of Downtown Conway,” according to Conway Downtown Alive. Stories will begin at 6 p.m. and one will be told every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for this self-guided tour which includes seven stops on a 1.2-mile route.

Nov. 7: Taste of Georgetown

This event is set to take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 Front Street in Georgetown and will feature foods from more than 20 restaurants. The Taste of Georgetown is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center which is a non-profit organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence.

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