HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - There is something for everyone this weekend, as fall-like weather makes for the perfect reason to check out any one of these festivals across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.
Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game
The Annual Guns and Hoses game will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Grand Park City of Myrtle Beach Baseball Complex. There is a $5 entry fee and gates open at 2 p.m.
This charity softball game features games between Horry County Police and Fire Rescue and Myrtle Beach Police and Fire Rescue. The event raises money for SOS Healthcare's Project Lifesaver program, which provides a special tracking bracelet for individuals with autism, Alzheimer's or any other traumatic brain injury who tend to wander.
"The police and the fire on both sides are very heavily involved in search and rescue for Project Lifesaver, so besides the softball game, it is a very important program for both fire and police departments," said Monique Clement, event organizer for S.O.S. Healthcare.
The bracelet emits a frequency that can be tracked by the Horry County Public Safety department. On average, individuals are found within 30 minutes of being reported missing. This is especially important for individuals who are unable to speak, do not know where they are or lack a sense of danger.
"We'll have bouncy castle out there for the kids; we'll have food. FSA is our sponsor and we're going to have a hot dog buffet," said Clement.
2016 Pecan Festival
Join the city of Florence on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the 13th Annual South Carolina Pecan Festival, hosted by the Florence Downtown Development Corporation and the city of Florence.
The festival will be held in downtown Florence and more than 50,000 are expected to attend the event, which will feature several stages of Live Entertainment, over 250 food and craft vendors, special art demonstrations, a free kids zone, amusement rides, an antique tractor show, car show and competition, cook-off competition, chalk art competition, corn hole Competition, 10K, 5K and half marathon races, a half-metric century bike ride, and more.
15th Annual Lip-Rippin' Chiympics Chili Cook-off
This year's event will once again take place at King Street Grille, the Hot Fish Club, and Morse Park Landing in Murrells Inlet, with live music from several local acts, chili from area chefs, food trucks, a kids' area, and local arts and crafts.
The following is the lineup for this year's event:
King Street Grille Stage
12 to 12:40 p.m. - Gray Click
1 to 1:40 p.m. - Envelopes
2 to 2:40 p.m. - Drew Bear
3 to 3:40 p.m. - Ras Bonghi
4 p.m. - Winners
4:30 to 5:45 p.m. - Dubtown Cosmonauts
5:45 p.m. - People's Choice winners
Hot Fish Club Stage
12:30 to 1:10 p.m. - The Harvest
1:30 to 2:10 p.m. - Winchesters
2:30 to 3:10 p.m. - JBB
3:30 to 4:10 p.m. - Paperwork
Chili tickets will be for sale for $2 each (1 ticket per sample); New South Brewing beer tickets are $3 each, with $1 for a cup. Packages are available. Attendees are asked to bring their own spoon.
Art in the Park
Artists will showcase their talent at the Art in the Park festival. Local artist Joyce Stewart said she paints everything from lamp shades, children's tables and wall art.
Stewart has been attending the Art In the Park event for at least 25 years selling her artwork. Attendees can enjoy Stewart's work and other artisans at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach.
The festival is Nov. 5 from Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.