Come See Me was originally founded to be a way for neighbors in the Rock Hill community to get to know one another. The event was first held in 1962 and the citizens of Rock Hill were encouraged to invite people to see the city at the peak of its Spring beauty.
The Festival was the idea of its first chairman C. H. "Ickey" Albright, former Rock Hill Mayor and State Senator, and was nurtured by nationally acclaimed illustrator Vernon Grant, a Rock Hill resident who created cereal's celebrated gnomes, "Snap, Crackle, and Pop".
Come See Me is the largest festival in South Carolina, and is in the Top 20 Southeast Spring Festivals.
Each year the festival ends with a city-wide tailgate party and fireworks extravaganza hosted at Winthrop Lake.
The teams that organize the festival are put together and comprised of various chosen members of the city of Rock Hill and the Board of Governors for the Come See Me Festival.