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Relax, Sip and Stroll

DORA in downtown Circleville

Weekly, from 12 pm to 10 pm on Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 10 pm on Saturdays (except during the Pumpkin Show), visitors to downtown Circleville, ages 21 and over may purchase and enjoy an alcoholic beverage (beer wine or spirits) from a licensed, participating liquor establishment, then sip, stroll, shop and explore within the DORA boundaries.

DORA will not be active the week the Circleville Pumpkin Show.

This map identifies the DORA boundaries and licensed liquor establishments. Boundary signage is also displayed throughout the city.


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DORA Guidelines

You may purchase an alcoholic beverage at participating liquor establishments, displaying a White DORA sticker. These stickers will be prominently displayed near the entrance.

You may take an alcoholic beverage into participating businesses, displaying a Blue DORA sticker.

Businesses that do not wish to participate may be identified by a Red DORA Sticker. You may not bring alcohol into these establishments. There are various reasons a business may or may not participate, please be respectful of the businesses.

Permitted beverages will be provided in a designated DORA cup. These cups may not be reused and must be disposed of before entering another liquor establishment or exiting the DORA boundaries.

Only beverages in DORA cups, within the designated boundaries, are permitted and exempt from Circleville’s open-container laws. No cans, glass bottles, or outside alcohol is permitted, per the State of Ohio.


Guests may only “Sip and Stroll” during specified days and times. These are 5:00pm-10:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 12:00pm-10:00pm on Saturdays (excluding the week of the Pumpkin Show). Liquor establishments will not be providing DORA Cups beyond these times. Help keep Circleville beautiful! Dispose of empty cups and other trash in one of the many waste receptacles within the city.

Have fun while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere and respecting that not all individuals within the DORA boundaries are drinking.

Know your limits. The key to enjoying our outdoor refreshment area is drinking responsibly and having a designated driver to help you get home safely.

Follow the law. State law allows for the establishment of the outdoor refreshment area, but other state laws regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages (including the legal drinking age, etc.), traffic and pedestrian walkways must still be followed.