August! Summer is coming to an end. In most parts of the country, school is back in session. There are fewer kids on the beach and in the restaurants, but there’s still plenty of vacationers, and everything is still open. The Real Estate Professionals at Keller Williams The Trembley Group agree that it’s one of the best times to live in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand.
Sure, it’s hot, but the water is warm – near bathwater 80 degrees – and it’s a great time to while away a few hours on the beach. The beach crowds are manageable. August is the perfect time of year for sitting in the sand, basking in the sun, and being next to the ocean.
For folks who aren’t “beach-people,” August is also a great time of year for enjoying outdoor activities like Brookgreen Gardens, Broadway at the Beach, the Horry County Museum, watersports, and more. Myrtle Beach is home to great shopping, watersports, dining, theaters, and many other family-friendly activities. Locals spend their days at Myrtle Waves or racing at Broadway Grand Prix. Or, they take a walk around Brookgreen Gardens and stay for the concerts, or take a kayak ride in North Myrtle Beach. No matter what they do, they’re sure to have a fantastic time.
Here are a few of the reasons that the Real Estate Professionals at Keller Williams The Trembley Group love living in Myrtle Beach and along the Grand Strand.
Tax Free Weekend
Everywhere in South Carolina
Friday, August 2, 2019 through Sunday, August 4, 2019
The Real Estate professionals at Keller Williams The Trembley Group look forward to and always take advantage of tax-free shopping during the Back-to-School South Carolina Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4, 2019. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of back-to-school essentials are exempt from the state’s 6% Sales Tax and any applicable local taxes.This special weekend is the perfect time for shoppers to save money on back-to-school clothes and shoes, school supplies, computers, and more. There’s not a better time to replace or upgrade that Apple MacBook Pro and save a couple of hundred dollars in the process.
The Horry County Museum and the L. W. Paul Living History Farm
805 Main Street, Conway, South Carolina 29526
The Horry County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am -5:00 pm
The L.W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Horry County Museum
The Horry County Museum was established in 1979 and opened its doors to the public in 1981. The Museum focuses on the history, prehistory, and natural history of Horry County, S.C., and educates the public about these subjects through exhibits, outreach programs, and events. In 2009, the Museum opened the L. W. Paul Living History Farm. The Farm is a recreation of life on a one horse family farm between the years of 1900-1955. Visitors to the farm can experience what life was like in a farm community during those years and attend quarterly events at the Farm. In 2014, the Museum moved into the renovated 1905 Burroughs School. The school is on the National Register of Historic Places. The move included increased exhibits, a freshwater aquarium that was featured on Animal Planet’s hit reality show “Tanked”, and a 600 seat auditorium that hosts public presentations and programs.
One of the Horry County Museum Programs in August is a documentary film,
Incident at Mars Bluff
Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 pm
The 2019 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series includes a short documentary film on a little known bit of Horry County history. This 30-minute film, part of the Carolina Stories Series by SCETV, explores how the world’s most technologically advanced airpower came to drop a three-ton nuclear device on a small town in South Carolina. Interviews with the surviving members of the Gregg family reveals how the incident affected them then and to this day. Additional interviews with surviving crew members, Air Force personnel, Mars Bluff residents and Cold War historians will shed light on the incident and provide local, national and international perspectives to the world’s first nuclear blunder.
The 1958 Mars Bluff B-47 nuclear weapon loss incident was an inadvertent nuclear weapon release over Mars Bluff, South Carolina, during 1958. The bomb, which lacked a nuclear core, fell over the area, causing damage to buildings below. Six people were injured by the explosion of the bomb’s conventional explosive trigger. The United States Air Force (USAF) was sued by the family of the victims, who received $54,000, equivalent to $468,934 in 2019.
On March 11, 1958, a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-47E-LM Stratojet from Hunter Air Force Base near Savannah, Georgia, took off at approximately 4:34 PM and was scheduled to fly to the United Kingdom. The aircraft was carrying nuclear weapons on board in the event of war with the Soviet Union breaking out. One of the Stratojet’s officers mistakenly grabbed the emergency release pin and the nuclear bomb dropped through the bomb bay doors, sending the bomb 15,000 ft. down to the ground below.
A playhouse was struck by the bomb. Its conventional high explosives trigger detonated, destroying the playhouse and leaving a crater about 70 feet wide and 35 feet deep. Fortunately, the nuclear core was stored elsewhere on the aircraft. All three girls were injured by the explosion, as were the girl’s father, mother, and son. Seven nearby buildings were damaged. The incident made domestic and international headlines. The crater is still present today, although overgrown by vegetation, and is marked by a historical marker. Access to the site is limited because it is located on private property with no public access road.
The Horry County Museum’s film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees continue throughout 2019. For a full list of films, visit the Horry County Museum’s website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com
Visitors to the Horry County Museum operated farm have the opportunity to sample the everyday life of a Horry County farm family living during this era. Guests on the working farm are able to observe activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Events at the Farm change with the seasons so check the farm’s website throughout the year to see what’s happening. As the farm year progresses events and demonstrations change to interpret the activities that take place on the Farm annually.
Traditional Music at the Farm
Enjoy a traditional music demonstration at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm on Saturday, August 17th. Wayne Skipper will discuss the places local musicians would play in the rural farming community in the early 1900s. Wayne is joined by a variety of musicians playing fiddles, guitars, squeezeboxes, and harmonicas for a tradition music jam session. The program starts at 1:00 PM and runs until 3:30 PM and is free and open to the public.
The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and teaches the history of the Horry County farm family from 1900-1955. The farm is located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Short Cut Road in Conway, SC. For more information, call the L. W. Paul Living History Farm at 843-365-3596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a full list of programs and events at the Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans in August
1251 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Various days through Labor Day
And did someone mention The Boys of Summer? The Keller Williams The Trembley Group Realtors and Real Estate Professionals love to experience the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in August. The Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Pelicans consistently set team attendance records and have become known as one of Minor League Baseball’s most innovative and creative franchises.
A top-ranked major league baseball publication ranks the Pelican’s Ballpark as one of the Top Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. For more information about the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
August’s hot temperatures mean a lot of things in Myrtle Beach. For sports fanatics, it means the peak of baseball season and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans is a great way to enjoy time with the family. Tickets are reasonably priced and the ballpark sponsors several events throughout the week during home games.
Ongoing weekly summer specials running through August include:
$2 Day BrewsDay – $2 craft beer drafts (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Wiener Wednesday – Buy 1, Get 1 Free Hebrew National hotdogs (all game)
Thirsty Thursday – $1 craft beer drafts (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Theme nights (vary)
Nights with post-game fireworks:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Farmers Markets
South Carolina has about 25,000 farms which encompass about 4.9 million acres. Forests cover two-thirds of the land in the state. Agriculture has been the base of South Carolina’s economy since the settlement of the American colonies. The Native Americans grew beans, pumpkins, onions, melons, and maize, and British colonists brought indigo, cotton, tobacco, ginger root, cattle, and hogs.
Today, between crops and livestock, South Carolina agriculture is worth $3 billion annually. Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand residents don’t have to drive too far west to find South Carolina farms. All summer long, there are farmers markets up and down the Grand Strand. Visitors to the farmers markets are likely to find locally grown produce, local honey, seafood, jams, jellies, and homemade crafts.
Here are a few of the places where the Realtors and Real Estate Professionals at Keller Williams The Trembley Group take advantage of fresh South Carolina crops:
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet & Pawleys Island
Saturday, August 3; Wednesday, August 7; Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
At Azalea Concert Field.
Free with garden membership.
Enjoy evening concerts under the oaks at the Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festival. Bring a chair, grab a spot, relax and enjoy some of your favorite music.
This August wraps up the 2019 concert series featuring local and regional favorites:
August 1 – Paul Grimshaw Band
August 2 – Painted Man
August 3 – Trip Rogers Band
August 7 – Unsafe Space Band
August 8 – Paul Grimshaw Band
August 9 – Kid Drew Band
August 10 – Trip Rogers Band
Concerts are free with garden admission. No picnics, outside food or drink, allowed. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the concert and local food trucks will provide a variety of cuisines to enjoy.
At Keller Williams The Trembley Group, we pride ourselves on being the experts at more than just selling real estate. We are local residents, some of us have been here for a lifetime. The rest of us will be here until the end of time. We love living, working, and playing in the diverse backyard of Coastal Carolina, and look forward to helping you live and love your dreams soon too. Please reach out to us by phone or email for personalized service and one-on-one advice.