Sun Fun Festival


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Sun Fun Festival

First week in June
Sun Fun Festival is a beach festival at Myrtle Beach, S.C., to celebrate the state's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white-sand ocean beach. Myrtle Beach is the central city on the strand and so the fitting place for this five-day celebration that includes an air show, beauty pageants, beach games, music and dance performances, and a sandcastle-building contest. The record for the world's longest sandcastle was set here in 1990—the castle measured 10 1 + 2 miles long. As many as 200,000 people attend.
CONTACTS:
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1200 N. Oak St.
P.O. Box 2115
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
800-356-3016 or 843-626-7444; fax: 843-448-3010
www.myrtlebeachinfo.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 171
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All entries will become the property of the Sun Fun Festival.
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Having the Miss Sun Fun Pageant become a preliminary event to Miss USA is definitely a feather in our cap," said Stephen Greene, vice president of festivals and special events for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the Sun Fun Festival.
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting bids from professional graphic artists for a new official Sun Fun Festival logo.
The logo selected will be used on Sun Fun Festival promotions.
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South Carolina artists have until February 27 to submit entries in the Sun Fun Festival Logo Design Contest.