Last updated: August 06. 2014 11:31PM - 501 Views
By Janna Bass Contributing columnist



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As the seasons start to change, it is time for the streets of downtown Clinton to buzz with live music, craft vendors, the delicious smell of BBQ, rows of antique cars, and much more. The Annual Court Square Street Fair and BBQ Cookoff is right around the corner, set for Saturday, Oct. 11. Hosted by the City of Clinton, this event is a partnership of many organizations including the Sampson County Arts Council, The Center for Health + Wellness, Ol’ Lightnin’ Rods Car Show, Sampson County History Museum, Alive after Five, the many BBQ and Craft vendors, and more.


The Chamber is excited to assist with the Sampson County History Museum in their aspect of the event, the Annual Craft Demonstration Day. Guests are encouraged to explore their “key to the past” as the history of Sampson County comes alive at the local museum. Located in downtown Clinton, guests are invited to explore the thousands of artifacts displayed in the buildings scattered throughout the grounds. Come discover the 70-plus-year-old outhouse, the smokehouse and early 1900’s restored gas pumps. Explore the Bunting Log Cabin built around 1750 as it is one of the oldest structures in Eastern North Carolina, to the Sports Hall of Fame, which is the newest structure added to the museum grounds.


Craft demonstrators will be located throughout the grounds including hand woven baskets, live llamas and goats, blacksmith demonstrations, and more. Explore Sampson County’s key to the past as you stroll the grounds listening to live music played from the Cabin porch.


With something for everyone, we encourage you to stop by for a free tour and dive into Sampson County’s rich heritage and history. For the Sampson County History Museum holds your “key to the past.”


As always, thank you for your support of the Chamber and please continue to let us know how we can better serve you. We are looking forward to another great Annual Court Square Street Fair and BBQ Cookoff. For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, visit www.clintonsampsonchamber.org or call 910-592-6177.


(Editor’s note: Janna Bass is director of the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce.)


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