Art in History
To see the area’s unique history, take a tour through the Sampson County History Museum. It contains multiple exhibits and collections of local artifacts from centuries ago. Exhibits include an 18th century dentist office, a music room with a piano made in the 1850s, and a Confederate flag sewn by the women of the Clinton Female Institute. The Victor R. Small House is the headquarters of the Sampson Arts Council. In addition to having a museum area with artifacts owned by Dr. Victor R. Smalls, the council has art exhibits here and coordinates events such as painting workshops and the Alive-After-Five Summer Concert Series.
Christmas and Cookoff
If you love celebrating Christmas, Clinton’s Christmas in the City Festival is perfect for you. Take a walk around historic downtown and see the spectacular lights and decorations as the city prepares for the holidays. Stop off in the local shops to buy some early gifts and sip some cinnamon-sprinkled hot chocolate. For summertime fun, it does not get much better than the Court Square Street Fair & BBQ Cookoff. This fair is filled with live music, arts and crafts, and much more. Get your basting brush ready and see if you have what it takes to win in the fair’s BBQ cookout contest.
Hot and Delicious
There is no limit to the fantastic meals you will find in Clinton. Southern Style Barbecue & Fried Chicken may not be fancy, but you will not find better fried chicken or pulled pork anywhere in the area. Grab a bite at Bessie burger when you want a hearty sandwich or juicy cheeseburger, fixed with your favorite toppings and a side of crispy fries or onion rings. For breakfast made just the way you like, Sharon’s Country Diner is an old-fashioned restaurant with farm-fresh meat and eggs. Alfredo's Ristorante Italiano has the city’s best pizza, hot from the oven with a crispy crust.