Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Oct. 20

Many special events

Choose from various festivals:

• “Veggie Fest,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Freewoods Farm, 9515 Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Classes on eating, growing and cooking vegetables 11 a.m.-1 p.m., fish fry noon-2 p.m. (meals $7 ages 10 and older, otherwise $5). Free admission. 650 2064, 650-9139 or



• “Pumpkin Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Indigo Farms Market, 1542 Hickman Road N.W., Calabash, N.C.; free admission. 399-6902, 910-287-6794 or



• Loris Bog-Off Festival, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on Main Street in Loris; free admission; also, car and truck show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on lower end of Main Street, for $20 per entry (503-8245). Festival details at 756-6030 or



• Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Seaside Elementary School, 1605 Woodland Drive, Garden City Beach; free admission; $10 wristband. 650-3490.

• Wooden Boat Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Front Street in Georgetown; free admission; also, Wooden Boat Challenge, noon-4 p.m., with race at 5 p.m. 545-0015 or woodenboatshow.com

• Myrtle Beach Wine Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common; free admission; $5 for wine-sampling glass and all samples 2 ounces and $1-$6 each. 839-3500 or www.marketcommonevents.com and 712-6218 or myrtlebeachbeerfest.com/Wine_Festival.html.

• Wine Tasting Festival, for Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of North Myrtle Beach, noon-4 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, for $15. 249-2356, or vineyard at 399-9463 or



Concerts, dance on tap

Concerts and a dance are among evening options:

• Rivertown Bluegrass Society, Grass Strings at 5 and 7 p.m., and Southern Junction 6 and 8 p.m., at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway; $10 members, otherwise $12. 457-2854 or



• “Night of a Million Memories – The Association with the Long Bay Symphony Pops,” 7 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School, 3302 Grissom Parkway; $50. 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com, and theassociationwebsite.com.

• Grand Strand Beach Ballroom Dancers, dance in “Autumn Leaves” theme, with music by Karen & Carl, 7-10 p.m. at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $7. 903-3765.

Two charity benefits

Take your pick of two charity benefits:

• The Nationwide Tour of Gowns Sale, for Brides Against Breast Cancer, “Pink Power Hour” presale, 10 a.m.-noon for $20, and noon-7 p.m. Saturday (and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday), for free, at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach. 450-8418 or babcmyrtalbeachsc2012.eventbrite.com.

• “Cupcakes for the Cure,” for Caring in our Lifetime, 1-4 p.m. (park open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.) at NASCAR SpeedPark, 1820 21st Ave. N. Extension, at U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach. Free admission for spectators; rides wristband $21.99 (regularly $29.99. 918-8725 or nascarspeedpark.com/sc.aspx#

Haunted houses open

Two haunted houses are open nightly through Oct. 31, each with $15 admission:

• “Visions of Horror,” at 6 p.m. on northeast side of Broadway at the Beach, at 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, where the “Bodies Revealed” exhibit was shown. Details at



• “Dr. Scream’s Scream Park, at dark, at Myrtle Beach Speedway, on U.S. 501, just north of S.C. 31, near Carolina Forest. Details at



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