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 60 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.

This year’s official festival sponsors are Atrium Health, 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.

An award-winning festival, Come-See-Me was named the 2019 South Carolina Event of the Year. It’s also ranked as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Spring Festivals for more than a decade.

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.