Spring is finally here! The sun is shining and the peach trees are blooming, marking the beginning of festival season.

Here’s the best events to plan your York County trip around. We can’t wait to see you in York County!


Started in 1962, this ten-day festival packs a punch with fun and entertainment. With more than 100,000 people flooding into Rock Hill from 27 different countries, what could be better?

The festival was started as a way for visitors to set a date to visit when the flowers were in full bloom! Glencarin Gardens offers a gorgeous backdrop for this family-friendly festival.

Strawberry Festival:

Enjoy the sweet taste of homegrown, sun-kissed strawberries at the South Carolina Strawberry Festival held in downtown Fort Mill, SC.  From pig races to strawberry-topped pancakes and pageant queens, this multi-day event features live entertainment, arts/craft and food vendors, children’s activities and amusement rides to the delight of all ages.

“The more the berrier!”

Strawberry Saturdays at Bush-N-Vine:

Looking for a farm experience your family will never forget? Head to Bush-N-Vine in York any Saturday in April and May for their Strawberry Saturday’s on the farm. If you’re looking to pick your own, try visiting at the end of April. The farm is perfect for kids, giving them room to run and play on swing sets. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!

Glencarin Bloom Fest:

Glencairn BloomFest is a free, family event with kids activities and vendors offering garden-themed items for sale.  You’ll find plants, garden art, pottery, baskets and other items — many handcrafted — for sale by area vendors. We also have a variety of activities for children to celebrate “National Kids to Parks Day.” Plus strolling musicians, garden tours and you can grab a hot dog plate for lunch! Join us at the Meadow at Glencairn Garden at 825 Edgemont Avenue.  We’ll have one-way traffic around the Garden to help with the flow.

Ag + Art York County:

Don’t miss another successful year of Ag + Art York County! Due to popular demand the event has been split into two weekends, the last weekend of May and the first weekend in June!

It’s a free self-guided tour of designated farms in South Carolina featuring local artisans, farms, and farmer’s markets. During the tour, you can see first-hand where your food comes from, and watch artists at work, purchase their works and learn more about rural life.

Looking for more fun in York County? Download the Visit York County, SC app for all of our events.