Irish Italian International Festival

13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 13th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 to celebrate different cultures. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach; featuring food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme. Restaurants will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition (see below)!

A children's area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (nominal fee).

Festival admission & parking are FREE.


Applications Available Now!

III Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

III Food Vendor Application

III Non-Profit Vendor Application

III Professional Vendor Application

Retail Information from SC Department of Revenue

Early-Bird Deadline: Friday, July 29th, 2016

Applications must be received by Friday, August 26, 2016 for consideration.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------              Entertainment Schedule:

Irish Stage
421 Main Street, NMB, SC 29582 (in front of Flynn's Irish Tavern)

Italian Stage
312 Main Street, NMB, SC 29582 (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)



Claudio's Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana:

Think you have what it takes? Enter into Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest, sponsored by Villa Romana, at this year’s Irish Italian International Festival. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.

Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth or the CIAO booth between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 2 p.m.

Contest begins at about 2:15 p.m. at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor & Co.). 


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Volunteers Needed!
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time volunteers are needed: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Volunteers Needed: 30+, Ambassadors, Leaders, Setup, and Clean up
Contact:  Gregg Barnhill,, (843) 280-5673
For a list of volunteer position descriptions, please click here.