Conway Festival

The Conway Fall Festival, presented by Conway’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is coming to Downtown Conway Saturday with a treasure trove of more than 100 arts, crafts and food vendors.

A multitude of entertainment will be on hand, including a magician that will be putting on a show at both 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as a Kids Play Zone that will feature all-you-can-play inflatables, games and activities for $5.

Classic cars will be on display, courtesy of the Chicora Car Club.

Musical entertainment will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Carolina Midnight, followed by The Carolina Soul Band at 1 p.m. The Hip Pocket Band will take the stage at 3:30 p.m. to close out the day.

Carolina Midnight plays beach and pop party tunes, along with Classic ‘80s.

Expect the Memphis Sound from the ‘60s and ‘70s, blues and rhythm and blues from The Soul Band.

The Hip Pocket Band tells its listeners to “Dance like it’s 79” with party, Carolina beach, shag and dance tunes.

At 2 p.m., the City will be unveiling its new “critters” for the Critter Trail throughout Downtown Conway at City Hall – don’t miss it!

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After checking out Conway’s Fall Festival, stop at the lawn of the historic courthouse under the Oaks at 1201 Third Ave. for the 12th annual Live Oak Art & Music Fest. This event is hosted by Create! Conway, a nonprofit community art promotion and art education organization.

An artisan market will be open for shopping local, homemade wares and kids can make fun crafts in the Kids CREATE! Maker Zone. The whole family is welcome to bring a chair to relax and enjoy the live music, and coolers are welcome.

Music begins at 11 a.m., followed by Prettier Than Matt at noon. Soldiers of Fortune will play at 1 p.m., and at 2 p.m. Craig Talbot takes the stage. Eugene Ray will perform at 2:45 p.m. and at 3:45 p.m., A.J. Rownd and Phil Fox will wrap up the music for the afternoon. Create! Conway celebrates creativity and community at the Live Oak by showcasing local artists and musicians and promoting public participation in the arts.

Head up to 805 Main St. to check out Fall Museum Day at the Horry County Museum, which is taking place from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday.

This free event will feature various activities, including artifact and fossil ID tables, and the opportunity to learn about the history of Horry County and its cities. Visitors will be able to see living history demonstrations of butter making and colonial food ways, as well as learning from local cultural institutions that will have information tables set up throughout the day. For a complete schedule of events for the day, call the Museum at (843) 915-5320 or email

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