Fairy Door Trail in Dublin, Ohio | Exploring the Midwest Podcast Episode 40

Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by Jody Halsted

Dublin, Ohio embraces its Irish heritage – and all the craic that goes with it! Downtown Dublin hosts a most enchanting tourist trail – the Fairy Door Trail.

Sara Blatnik, Marketing Director for Visit Dublin, Ohio, shares where you can find fairies in Dublin.

Exploring the Fairy Door Trail in Dublin

The fairy door trail in downtown Dublin, Ohio is a whimsical adventure for all ages.

Downtown Dublin includes Historic Dublin, an area filled with shopping and restaurants, and Bridge Park, an entertainment area. Both are connected by the Dublin Link, a single tower, ‘S’ shaped pedestrian bridge.

The Fairy Door Trail has 12 stops featuring tiny fairy doors hidden in unique retail shops. Each door has a resident fairy. Your goal is to visit each shop, find the fairy door, and write down the name of each fairy on your Fairy Door Trail Guide (download & print or pick one up at the visitor’s center).

Return your completed guide to the visitor’s center and receive a free Fairy Trails t-shirt.

Fairy Door Trail TShirts 2022
2022 Fairy Door Trail t-shirt

Tips for Visiting the Dublin Fairy Door Trail

Plan your fairy hunt Tuesday thru Saturday between 11am-6pm, if possible, to be able to visit all the participating shops.

If you do visit ‘off peak’ all shops will have their fairy door, or information, in a spot where fairy finders can still spot it and complete their guide.

The Fairy Door Trail is fully walkable, so be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Downtown Dublin has lots of free parking and plenty of other fun activities for kids and adults.

The Dublin Fairy Door Trail is updated each St. Patrick’s Day with new doors and new fairies – and a new t-shirt is released each year.

The fairies come out to play on St. Patrick’s Day!

More Craic in Dublin, Ohio

Craic is the Irish word for fun & entertainment, and you’ll find plenty of it in Dublin.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held the weekend prior to St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Dublin.

The Dublin Irish Festival is held in August. You can enjoy 65 acts over 7 stages and loads of cultural experiences over 3 days.

The Celtic Cocktail Trail features 18 ‘Lucky Libations’ at dining stops around the city. Complete 6 stops on this digital pass (access here) to receive a commemorative coozie and 12 stops to score the Celtic Cocktail Trail t-shirt.

Note: This trail is not meant to be completed in one day.

This trail is also updated every year with different restaurants and creative cocktails.

Eat, Drink & Be Irish

Visit Dublin, Ohio

VisitDublinOhio.com is your resource for all things Dublin, Ohio.

Follow VisitDublinOhio on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok for inspiration and tips for your visit.

3 Tips for Visiting Dublin, Ohio

Visit Downtown Dublin and be sure to cross the Dublin Link (tip: selfie spot!).

North Market Bridge Park is the place to eat – 17 different vendors so you’ll find something for every craving.

Dublin Bridge Market happens every Saturday, May thru September from 9am-noon.

Learn more about the Irish Attitude of Dublin, Ohio at Ireland Family Vacations

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