Outdoor Refreshment Area (O.R.A.)


On January 19, 20201 the Fayetteville City Council will consider an amendment to allow for the open consumption district to continue past 1/30/2021

Adjustment to Pilot Program Boundary to accommodate new restaurant 11.23.2020

Businesses wishing to sell ORA  hot cups, click here to review a memo from City staff

Outdoor Refreshment Area Interactive Map- find participating businesses

Where can I buy an ORA cup and wristband? Click here for a list of participating businesses.

The Outdoor Refreshment Area Open Consumption District Pilot Program opened on July 22nd at 10AM.

Fayetteville’s Outdoor Refreshment Area enables guests 21 years of age and older to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in designated cups, while wearing the official wristband on public sidewalks and participating property within the boundary of the district. The Outdoor Refreshment Area is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

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Know the Rules 7_22_20

Do your part and stay six feet apart

Where can I buy an ORA cup and wristband? Click here for a list of participating businesses.

Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program

On July 14, 2020 City staff presented the final Open Consumption District to City Council. The Open Consumption District page will be updated with more details on July 15th. The Open Consumption District Pilot Program began on July 22, 2020 and will run seven days a week from 10AM-10PM. The expansion of the dates to seven days a week came at the request of numerous businesses.  

The links below provide details and information for both patrons of the Outdoor Refreshment Area and businesses. The documents include rules, FAQs, and other useful information. 

Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program Information for the General Public

Outdoor Refreshment Area Pilot Program Guide for Participating Businesses

I own or operate a business in the pilot program area, how do I get cups and wrist bands?

The City has hosted a series of orientation sessions on Zoom for businesses who would like to participate in the program. We are asking you attend an orientation session first solely for your benefit. The orientation session gives you an opportunity to ask questions to various City staff members such as the Fayetteville Police Department, City Attorney’s Office, Development Services, and the Department of Economic Vitality.  Once you attend a session, we will get you your box to get started! Your staff is also welcome to attend the sessions, as ambassadors of the program we appreciate your time and thank you for helping us ensure safe operation of the pilot program. 

The next orientation session will be on Tuesday, August 18th at 2PM. 

To request a link to the orientation session on Tuesday, August 18, at 2PM please click here.

City Council adopts ordinance 6322 which designates an "entertainment district" and establishes Fayetteville’s first Outdoor Refreshment Area

On June 4, 2020 the Fayetteville City Council adopted an ordinance which designated an entertainment district pursuant to Act 812. The ordinance also included an emergency clause which enabled the law to take place immediately. 

Click here to view the "entertainment district designation" ordinance

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Visit Speak Up Fayetteville to leave your comments and ideas about the ORA