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Area Activities

The Clinton and Sampson County area offers many year-round activities and events for you to explore while visiting The Ashford Inn. From street fairs and summer festivals to civil war reenactments and triathlons, there are activities for all ages.

Perfect for wine enthusiasts, the nearby Duplin Winery, LuMill and Cape Fear Wineries are fun day trips.  Outdoor enthusiasts will take pleasure in viewing the ancient Cyprus trees while paddling the Black River or hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) as it travels through Sampson County near Roseboro. History buffs will enjoy the war reenactments at Bentonville Battlefield and the collections at the Sampson County History Museum and the Sampson County Arts Council/ Victor Small House.  Of course there is always the beach!


Duplin Winery

Cape Fear Winery

LuMil Winery

Bentonville Battlefield Museum

Sampson County History Museum

Sampson County Arts Council/Victor Small House

Sampson Community Theatre

Black River Kayaking

Local Events

Bentonville Reenactment 

White Lake Triathlon

NC Muscadine Harvest Festival

Coharie Pow-Wow
2nd Weekend in September

Clinton Square Fair
2nd Saturday in October

Old School Sorghum Festival