The Clinton, North Carolina and Sampson County area offers many 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.
Downtown Clinton offers good old-fashioned shopping and eateries. Cape Fear, Lu-Mil, and Duplin Winery and the annual Muscadine Harvest Festival are fun day trips. Outdoor enthusiasts will take pleasure in a paddle in the Black River or bird hunting at the George Hi Plantation or Mallard Cove. For some outdoor fun, Hubb’s Corn Maze offers country thrills, and Beartrack Farm offers tours of its Animal Welfare Approved facility and Organic treats! History buffs will enjoy the war reenactments at Bentonville Battlefield and the collections at Sampson County History Museum and the Sampson County Arts Council (Victor Small House). When all else fails, there is always the beach! Beautiful Carolina beaches such as Wrightsville Beach are within one hour, and we have beach towels and chairs if you need them! Check out the links:
Beartrack Farm Originally, Beartrack Farm was nothing except field and trees—not even a barn, a fence, or a house to speak of. Farmer Sharon put in a greenhouse, a horse barn, three grain bins, and started a garden. Farm visits welcome, including shopping at The Little Kitchen, Sharon’s bake shop featuring products made from ingredients found on her farm.
Duplin Winery is the largest winery in the Southeast! Visit and enjoy a free tour and free tasting with snacks!
Bentonville Battlefield offers an interactive driving map of key elements related to this battlefield.
Sampson County History Museum has buildings that depict life of our past.
Sampson County Arts Council/Victor Small House is home of some of the works of cutting-edge local artists.
NC Muscadine Harvest Festival
2nd Weekend in September
Clinton Court Square Street Festival
2nd Saturday in October
Old School Sorghum Festival