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Irish Italian International Festival
Irish Italian International
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Saturday, September 30, 2023
10 AM - 4 PM
The City of North Myrtle Beach will host the 19th Annual Irish Italian International Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023. This one-day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people to celebrate different cultures. This festival will feature:
- Art and Craft Vendors
- Festival Food Favorites
- Street Performers
- Two Stages of Live Entertainment
- Applications for Vendors will open on Monday, April 10, 2023 and close on Friday, June 2, 2023. The special events and programs supervisors will review all applicants after registration closes on Friday, June 2, 2023 and extend invitations for participation as a festival vendor by Friday, June 16, 2023.
- Please Note: Applications will NOT be first-come first-served as in previous years. We strive to provide a variety of vendors at our festivals and want success for everyone participating.
- Read important information from the South Carolina Department of Revenue (PDF).
- Please contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue directly for more information.
- Read important information from the North Myrtle Beach Fire Marshal regarding food vendor tents and setups (PDF).
Food Vendors Competition
Food vendors will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert. Festival-goers can also join in a friendly spaghetti eating competition sponsored by Ledo Pizza!
Irish Stage - Sponsored by Flynn's Irish Tavern
- COMING SOON
Italian/International Stage - Sponsored by Freedom Boat Club
- COMING SOON
View photos from the Irish Italian International Festival.
Spaghetti Eating Contest
Think you have what it takes? Enter into 18th Annual III Festival Spaghetti Eating Contest. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a plaque.
Individuals may sign up at the Info Booth between 10 am and 12:00 pm at the festival. No entry fee. Once registered, participants should arrive at the Hillside Drive Stage by 1 pm. The contest begins at about 1:30 pm at the Hillside Drive Stage (400 Main Street - in front of Hope Taylor and Company).
Sponsored by Ledo Pizza.
• 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
• McLean Park: 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
• Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Main Street