About the Come-See-Me Festival
The Come-See-Me Festival is Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring. Each year, this ten-day festival brings over 80 events and activities to over 100,000 attendees. Loaded with frogs, music, and fun, the festival brings together friends, neighbors, and festival-lovers from all over the United States and the world.
Come-See-Me is considered the largest, all-volunteer festival in South Carolina and attracted nearly 120,000 participants in 2015. Guests came from 23 states, plus Canada, Germany, and France.
This year’s official festival sponsors are Carolinas HealthCare System, the City of Rock Hill, Comporium, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Williams & Fudge. Their generous support allows the festival to provide events at minimal or no charge.
Come-See-Me debuted in the spring of 1962 as a community project to encourage tourists, relatives, and friends to visit Rock Hill during its most beautiful season. What started as a weekend event has grown in popularity and expanded to 10 days.
Created by C.H. “Icky” Albright, a former Rock Hill Mayor and State Senator, Come-See-Me also was nurtured by Rock Hill resident and nationally acclaimed illustrator Vernon Grant. Grant created Kellogg’s® celebrated gnomes, Snap, Crackle and Pop®. He also created the Come-See-Me Festival’s mascot, Glen the Frog®, of which Grant designed more than 30 different styles. Each year the festival chair selects a new logo and updates its design and colors.
Be sure to visit the historic, award-winning Glencairn Garden, created by Dr. David A. Bigger to experience the beauty and spirit of where the Come-See-Me Festival was born.