Celebrate!

15th Annual
Irish Italian International
Festival

Main Street,
North Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 15th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2018. 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; rides, inflatables and more (nominal fee).

Festival admission & parking are FREE.

Vendor Applications

All Applications must be received by Friday, August 24, 2018 for consideration.

III Art & Craft Vendor Application 

III Professional Vendor Application

III Non-Profit Vendor Application

III Food Vendor Application

Important information from the SC Department of Revenue: SCDOR

Please contact the SCDOR directly for more information. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FIRE MARSHAL REGARDING FOOD VENDOR TENTS AND SET UPS!

Entertainment Schedule

Irish Stage

10:00 AM     Brendan O’Connor
10:30 AM     Opening Ceremonies
10:45 AM     Brendan O’Connor
11:15 AM     Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
11:45 AM     Irish Dancers
1:00 PM       The Muckers

Italian International Stage

10:00 AM     Dale Mosher
10:30 AM     Opening Ceremonies
10:45 AM     Dale Mosher
11:30 AM     Larry Tanelli
1:00 PM       The Andrew Thielen Big Band
2:16 PM       Spaghetti Eating Contest
2:45 PM       The Andrew Thielen Big Band

Claudio’s Spaghetti Eating Contest

Sponsored by Villa Romana

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

Individuals may sign up at the Info 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 2:00 p.m. at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street – in front of Hope Taylor & Co.).

Directions

405 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Driving South on Hwy 17:
Take Hwy 17 South to 2nd Avenue North, turn left continue until stop sign intersection at corner of Hillside Dr. and 2nd Avenue North.  Park in the open dirt lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North & Hillside Dr.  Walk two blocks south to Main Street.

Driving North on Hwy 17:
Take Hwy 17 North to 6th Avenue South, turn right and continue until stop sign at intersection of 6th Avenue South and Ocean Blvd., turn left onto Ocean Blvd.  At 1st Avenue South there will be a dirt lot on your left.  Park here.  Walk one block north and one block west to get to festival area.

Or

Take Hwy 17 North to 6th Avenue South, turn right, turn left onto Hillside Dr., turn left onto 2nd Avenue South to park at McLean Park.  Walk one block west to Main Street.

Driving Hwy 31:
Take Robert Edge Parkway exit, at bottom of ramp:
-if coming from south turn right towards North Myrtle Beach
-if coming from north turn left towards North Myrtle Beach
Cross over Hwy 17 to enter onto Main St..  Turn left onto Ash St., turn right onto 2nd Avenue North and continue until stop sign intersection at corner of Hillside Dr. and 2nd Avenue North.  Park in the open dirt lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North & Hillside Dr.  Walk two blocks south to Main Street.

Parking

Handicap Parking

  • Public Parking lot beside Convenience Store & More: 250 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • North Myrtle Beach Family Practice (Dr. Ramsbottom’s office) Parking Lot: 86 Cedar Avenue, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Public Parking

  • McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • First row of open Grass Lot between Barefoot Church and BB&T: 601 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
  • Grass parking lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard
  • Dirt parking lot on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard

Off-Site Parking/Pick-ups
(Free shuttle bus will run from 9:30AM until 4:30PM)

  • Ocean Drive Primary School – 901 11th Ave. N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

*Provided buses are not wheelchair accessible. Please use the provided handicap parking areas for wheelchair accessible parking.*

Volunteers Needed!

Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time volunteers are needed: Saturday, September 29; 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Volunteers Needed: 30+, Ambassadors, Leaders, Setup, and Clean up
Contact:  Gregg Barnhill, dgbarnhill@nmb.us, (843) 280-5673
For a list of volunteer position descriptions, please click here.