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Come See Me BBQ Cook Off (SCBA)

April 22 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

2018 Come See Me BBQ Cook Off Rock Hill, SC

Delight in delicious offerings that are Anything but Butts during Moonlight Jazz & Blues.

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.

An award-winning festival, Come-See-Me was named the 2016 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.

For $1 each, you may sample Barbeque Cook-Off competitors’ dishes ranging in years past from gumbo to barbeque chicken to desserts. Celebrity judges will sample entries and pick a winner prior to sales to the public.

Vote for your favorite entry to receive the People’s Choice award. Prizes presented at 1 pm on Saturday.


April 22
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Jim Armour
[email protected]
162 Eden Terrace
Rock Hill, SC 29732 United States
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