16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

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.


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.).

16th Annual Irish Italian International Festival
From 09/27/2020 to 09/27/2020
Start @ 04:00 PM
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