Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Seafood fans of all ages can enjoy delicious eats, live music, activities and games for kids, volleyball and cornhole tournaments and more, right by the ocean.

It’s fun, it’s family-friendly, and it’s free.

It’s the third annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival, Friday Nov. 1 from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The festivities will be at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place at the ocean between 8th and 9th Avenues North, where the Myrtle Beach Pavilion used to be, in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Along with the delicious seafood available from a combination of tents and food trucks, the event will include a beer and wine garden, a corn hole tournament, a volleyball tournament, an oyster roast, live entertainment and lots of kid-friendly activities.

The food will be purchased directly from the food vendors, with no tickets required.

A sampling of the vendors who will be at the festival include Good Day Café featuring lobster rolls, a shrimp scampi po’ boy and crab cakes; Tamashii featuring a chili glazed shrimp bowl, and seafood spring rolls; Mazyck’s Grill featuring crab cake sandwiches, seafood rice and fried shrimp; Smoqueology BBQ featuring smoked mac ‘n cheese with shrimp, pork or chicken, Cajun shrimp with cornbread dressing and loaded fries with smoked shrimp, pork or brisket; and Estellas Filipino Cuisine featuring grilled or fried shrimp on a stick, shrimp or pork spring rolls and buttered garlic shrimp.

For a complete list of food vendors as well as businesses that will be at the festival, visit www.myrtlebeachseafoodfestival.com.

Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach, the 2019 Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival is a destination event that will celebrate the multitude of seafood restaurants and eateries along the Grand Strand, Amie Lee, with Palmetto Event Productions, said.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the entertainment that starts Friday night from 6-10 p.m. with Jim Quick & Coastline.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., enjoy The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, and from 3-6 p.m., Gary Lowder & ‘Smokin’ Hot will entertain.

Dirty Don’s will host an oyster roast on Friday night from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Fall Open – Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament will include girls 18 & under advanced; girls 16 & under advanced; girls 14 & under advanced; and girls 12 & under advanced.

The beer station will include a variety of domestic and craft beers, will be cash only, and will require a valid ID to verify age.

The cornhole tournament, at $10 a player, and hosted by Coastal Tailgating, will be at noon on Saturday, with registration an hour earlier.

The Kid Zone, hosted by 5 Star Farms, will be huge this year, and credit cards will be welcome along with cash.

On Friday night, from 6-10 p.m. the bounce house with unlimited turns and the rock-climbing wall will each be $5.

Games will range from $3-5 depending on the game, and face painting will be $6-$13, depending on choices.

On Saturday, the unlimited bounce house turns will be $7, and the rock-climbing wall will be $5.

ATMs will be available at the festival, and no pets, except service dogs, are allowed.

“We are the seafood capital, and this is a great festival that showcases something our destination is known for,” Lee said.

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