november 2021

    November 2, 2021

    The Grand Strand’s Premier Culinary Event
    We are Myrtle Beach’s original food festival – est. 1984.

    When: November 2, 2021 4pm-10pm

    Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
    2101 N. Oak St
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Hosting: The area’s finest restaurants serving up tapas style
    Better Brands’ Autumn Ale House and RNDC’s Wine Patio

    Admission Tickets: $5 in advance; $6 at the door
    Ages 14 & under free

    Food Tickets: $1 each (menu items between 1 and 5 tickets)

    Parking: Myrtle Beach Convention Center $5 or free parking across the street

    To Purchase Tickets
    Taste of the Town History

    Since 1956, St. Andrew Catholic School has provided students in Kindergarten through Eighth grades with an education of academic excellence rooted in faith and love. St. Andrew embraces the community through school-wide service projects, instilling in its students the importance and value of living a life of “service beyond self”.

    In 1984, a creative group of parents organized the first Taste of the Town as a fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School. The event made its debut hosting about 20 restaurants and gained immediate popularity in the Myrtle Beach community. Over the years, locals and visitors look forward to attending this premier culinary event.

    Today, Taste of the Town features many of the Grand Strand’s Finest Restaurants, culinary awards, live entertainment, silent auction, and is poised as one of the most highly anticipated food festivals. Taste of the Town’s growing success is made possible by the generous contributions of local businesses through various levels of sponsorship.

    Taste of the Town is the primary annual fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School. The event’s proceeds benefit the school’s Capital Improvement Fund for purchase of items such as playground equipment, structural renovations, and new technology.

    St. Andrew Catholic School gives back to the community by donating a portion of the proceeds to various local organizations including Help 4 Kids and Catholic Charities.

    Taste of the Town is a Non-Profit Organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

    Are you a local restaurant owner and want to get involved?
    With many of our favorite local restaurants participating every year, Taste of the Town is the perfect opportunity to introduce new restaurants on the strand, showcase new dishes, and compete for awards.
    Taste of the Town’s popularity is owed so much to the hard working and generous staff from all the participating restaurants. If your restaurant is interested in participating in this year’s event, please fill out the Restaurant Packet. Each image is a link to a printable PDF. For more information, please contact the Restaurant Committee.
    Booth Space is Limited and will sell out!

    November 3, 2021

    Nuts & Bolts is back!! We will be meeting face to face in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for our premiere educational event focused solely on portable sanitation.

    Save these dates on your calendar. Program and hotel announcements will be made in July 2021. Registration opens in August. Watch our bi-weekly newsletter Association Insight and check for details as the summer progresses. We can’t wait to see you there!

    November 5, 2021 To November 7, 2021

    Showstopper American Dance Championships
    Showstopper American Dance Championships is a dance competition that hosts competitions in over 54 cities in the United States. The company was founded by Debbie Roberts.
    Founded in 1978, Showstopper is America‘s first, longest running and most prestigious dance competition. Showstopper set the standards for competitive dance in America with the first and longest aired dance competition television show, broadcasted on national television for 20 years.
    As a full production company, today Showstopper hosts over 50 events a year throughout the United States and internationally. Each competition is equipped with the industry‘s best stages, background screens, lighting, and cameras. In 2018 our stages saw over 50,000 dancers from all across the world.
    Each year Showstopper hosts 6 dance conventions at top vacation destinations throughout the United States. Dancers learn from the world‘s top dancers and choreographers, including winners of So You Think You Can Dance, Broadway superstars, and celebrity choreographers.
    Showstopper produces America‘s #1 Teen Dance Magazine. Showstopper Magazine can be found at every Showstopper event, in Barnes and Nobles locations nationwide. Each magazine features America‘s most talked about dancers and teen celebrities. Check out Showstopper Magazine Online! Looking ahead, we will continue celebrating every transformation of popular dance and seamlessly evolve along the way. We will forever be dedicated to what is unmistakably Showstopper: an unconditional love for movement in music, and an unbridled joy in elevating the performance of dance.
    Before 1978, dancers didn’t have a stage to perform on, the opportunity to learn from peers, or a competitive outlet like most sports. Debbie Roberts recognized this missing piece in the dance community and that is how America’s first and longest-running dance competition, Showstopper, was born. Debbie taught dance for over 26 years and owned and operated her own dance studio for 20 years. She is now the owner and National Director of Showstopper, alongside her husband, Dave Roberts. Dancer, teacher, business owner, author, and mother, Debbie has made dance her life’s career.
    Debbie got the idea to host the nation’s first dance competition from watching her son, Adam, play competitive sports for years. Seeing the excitement he got for a big game inspired her to create the same for dancers. With the name suggestion from her dancing, 8-year-old daughter Angel, Debbie took her savings and booked four competitions for Showstopper’s first year. She wrote letters and knocked on the doors of local dance studios. Despite many doors slammed in her face, Debbie did not give up. Eventually, she recruited about 400 people to attend her first show. By the fourth show of that year, people were asking her how they could participate in Showstopper’s competitions. In no time, local televisions and newspapers were filled with pictures of children leaping across the Showstopper stage.
    Debbie’s impact on the dance community continued. In 1984, Debbie graced the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine. In 1986, she topped Glamour Magazine’s list of Outstanding Young Working Women. In 1992, Debbie published her first of three dance-related books. Her first book, The Super Studio: The Guide to a Successful Dance Studio, earned major credit at many colleges throughout the United States.

    November 11, 2021 To November 14, 2021

    A Holiday Marketplace
    The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is a unique national award-winning event comprised of a multitude of shopping and entertainment options, for individuals and groups alike. The cornerstone of the event is a Victorian Holiday Marketplace held in the 100,800 sq. ft. exhibit hall of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
    Here against a Victorian Holiday background, one will find 300 plus period clad vendors hawking everything from jewelry, crafts, gifts, toys, art, gourmet foods, holiday décor, and much much more. There probably is truly something for everyone on your holiday list, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Strolling Victorian Musicians, Tea Leaf Readers, Punch & Judy Shows, Shadow Box Displays, a Life-Sized Historic Santa through the Ages Exhibit, and a real live Santa, each lend their own charm to the show. Adding to the experience are the elaborate Festival displays of Trees, of Tables, of Wreaths, of Worlds, and Stockings. All displays are available for purchase at silent auction with 100% of the funds going to the sponsoring non-profit.
    Off-site offerings include Victorian Holiday Teas, Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinners, Historical Tours and the opening of Holiday Shows at award winning local theaters.
    Back by popular demand is the “The Victorian Snow Globe Challenge” with a chance to win 100 presents and “Scrooge’s Hunt for the Missing Presents” which will both be held on the show floor for any one that chooses to participate.
    No matter your taste or budget, this event offers something for everyone. Whether it’s a day’s excursion or a long weekend getaway, the Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals is the perfect way to kick off your Holiday Season… Dickens Style!
    Make plans to join the many, that come year after year!”

    Purchase Tickets

    November 16, 2021 To November 17, 2021

    The Carolinas GCSA provides its members the opportunity to excel professionally and enhance the game of golf through responsible turfgrass management.

    Our History

    The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association was formed in 1954 to further the profession of the golf course superintendent in North and South Carolina. With around 1,800 members, the association is the largest affiliated chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

    Major activities include:

    * Our annual conference and trade show in Myrtle Beach, SC, is the largest regional event for golf course superintendent in the nation. Features include more than 100 hours of formal education and more than 100,000 gross sq. ft. of trade show exhibits. The three-day event also features the association golf championship, a sporting clay event and member giveaways valued at close to $15,000.

    * Publication of Carolinas Green, an award-winning bi-monthly magazine featuring research, association news, industry updates, member profiles and other articles at the leading edge of golf course maintenance.

    * Hosting, an innovative annual online auction selling donated tee-times to raise money for golf turfgrass research.

    * An annual program of regional seminars making the latest education affordable and accessible to all members across the Carolinas.

    * Regular membership meetings offering education, golf and the opportunity to network with colleagues from all parts of the region.

    * Publication of an annual membership directory with contact information for every member.

    Knowledge is power and the Carolinas GCSA provides extensive services and opportunities to put members in the driving seat with access to education on a comprehensive range of subjects.

    Each year, the association provides a series of low-cost, easy access day-long seminars across the region. These seminars are in addition to a series of larger association meetings held throughout the year which provide high quality education and networking opportunities.

    These programs offer year-round access to professional development and help round out the most extensive regional education slate in the country culminating with our annual Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, SC each November, which offers more than 100 hours of formal learning every year. The quality and timeliness of our education program is helped enormously by excellent cooperative relationships with the turfgrass schools and research departments at institutions such as Clemson and North Carolina State universities.

    Tim Kreger

    Enabling members to excel and enhance the game of golf through responsible turfgrass management.

    November 19, 2021 To November 20, 2021


    What are the dates of the show?
    November 19th & 20th, 2021

    Where will the Friday evening portion be?
    Our Friday evening show will now be the same location as our Saturday show! The Myrtle Beach Convention Center.Approximate times are 6pm -10pm.

    Where will the Saturday “day” portion be?
    Saturday will include our new venue at Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This will include 30,000 sq ft of indoor space and room for over 600 show attendees to park outside for the show!

    Spectator parking is also separately available.

    What time are awards on Saturday?
    Approximately 6pm.

    What kind of awards will there be?
    We will have over 50 awards! Some of which including : Best of – show (VIP), show (GA show parking), show (sxs/atv), show (booth vehicle), Lifted, Lowered, Suspension, Wrap, Paint, Interior, Wheels, Club participation, Suck Bang Blow pick, Detailed, female owned. Best of class’s – Chevy, GMC, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, SUV. General Admission Top 25.

    How do I apply for VIP?
    All VIP applications must be applied for via email to . Please email all photos and info there.

    What kind of vehicles are accepted into indoor VIP?
    We are only accepting SEMA vehicles or similar for indoor VIP parking.

    What kind of vehicles are accepted into outdoor vip?
    Very clean builds with a lot of time, effort, and thought throughout the entire build. (bagged, lifted, slammed, powdered suspensions, billet wheels, custom audio, custom paint, etc. all expected)

    Is there a time limit on VIP submission?
    There is no set deadline. VIP spots are first come first served and very limited.

    How much is spectator entrance if I do not want to enter my vehicle in the show?
    $10. This is payable day of show. We do not have pre registration for spectator.

    Where is the best place to stay?
    The Myrtle Beach Convention center is directly attached to the Sheraton hotel! We definitely recommend staying with their accommodations. Link here for booking.
    For more info


    November 25, 2021 To November 27, 2021

    3‑day bluegrass festival featuring the top names in bluegrass music.
    Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival. This annual event comes to Myrtle Beach every Thanksgiving weekend. Experience three days of music as more than 15 live acts take the take at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, creating a bevy of bluegrass entertainment to enjoy.