Category Archives: Festivals / events

Hemmings Motor News Race To Visit Myrtle Beach, SC

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach

Classic Cars to Visit “Broadway at the Beach”

“Broadway at the Beach,” an entertainment venue in North Myrtle Beach will be the official lunch stop for the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, on Friday, June 27. The Great Race contestants will arrive at about 11:50 a.m., and continue arriving in one-minute increments until all 100 have arrived.  Continue reading


BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass

BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown


Want to experience a different side of Charleston, SC? Then don’t miss the BBQ, Bourbon & Bluegrass Hoedown on Saturday, November 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. The 2nd annual Lowcountry Hoedown is a celebration of Southern fare & libations set to a fiddle!

Sip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, and whiskey cocktails from over a dozen distilleries including Charleston’s own Striped Pig Distillery, scheduled to open later this year. Enjoy craft brews from three great Southern states, including local favorite Holy City Brewing. Nibble and nosh on BBQ, brisket &  tasty Southern treats from Lowcountry restaurants and artisan food vendors. Continue reading

Fall Crawl at Broadway at the Beach–Myrtle Beach



The 3rd Annual Fall Crawl takes place at Broadway at the Beach on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event will feature a variety of activities including two car shows, sidewalk sales, a kid’s activity area, mascot appearances, free face painting and a fireworks extravaganza. Continue reading

NC Carolina Potato Festival

Who Knew? NC has a Potato Festival!

It’s true. I just discovered that the North Carolina Potato Festival will take place in Elizabeth City on May 18th from 10 am. until 10 p.m. Some of the fun and unique activities include:

  • “Anything but Fries” Restaurant Challenge
  •  National Potato Peeling Contest
  • Little Miss Tater Tot Contest
  • Lucky Duck Derby Race
  • Car & Motorcycle Show
  • Cornhole Tournament

Live musical performances on the Main Stage are planned throughout the day and feature a wide array of music. In addition, there are  arts and crafts, concessions, activities and rides for children, and a grand finale Street Dance under the stars.

Interesting facts about potato growing in North Carolina

  • North Carolina produces over 18,500 acres of potatoes for commercial sale valued at approximately 23 million dollars.
  • North Carolina also ranks about 17th in the nation in cash receipts for potatoes.
  • Most of North Carolina’s potatoes are grown in Northeastern North Carolina along the coast.
  •  Potatoes grow best in Northeastern North Carolina due to the rich, sandy soil and high mineral type soils found there.
  • February is known a potato-lover’s month.

Unique Arizona Farm Tours

Although this website / blog is mainly dedicated to travel in the South, on occasion we will highlight other fun areas  Southern-Traveller has visited and thinks readers may enjoy. Today’s story takes you to some unique farms in the Phoenix, AZ, area that focus on agri-tourism. (This article recently won 3rd place in the International Food, Wine & Travel Writer’s Association’s 2013 Infinity Publishing Awards. (See link below).

East Coast Shag Classic to be held at Wrightsville Beach


East  Coast Shag Classic Benefits “Women of Hope”

Top beach music bands will converge at Wrightsville Beach  for the second annual East Coast Shag Classic on President’s Day Weekend.  The Blockade Runner Beach Resort will host the event February 14-17th. Continue reading

Georgetown, SC, Wooden Boat Show

The 23rd annual Georgetown, SC, Wooden Boat Show takes place this Saturday, Oct 20th and promises to be lots of fun for the entire family. It’s one of my husband’s favorite annual events to attend! I also enjoy the small-town waterfront festival which includes maritime arts and crafts, food and music.  Make it a family event– the kids and grandkids will enjoy the children’s model boat building as well. Continue reading