Come Help Us Grow!

Come to Amherst and experience the quaint, small town feeling of a charming community with a distinctive business district, unique architecture, and a historic downtown that characterizes nineteenth century America.

Main Street Amherst has been designed to promote all aspects of the downtown business district by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making downtown a fun place to visit.

Volunteers are always needed to help reach our goals! No amount of time or energy is too small. There are many different ways for you or business to be involved. Check out the Community Calendar for various committee meetings and events to learn more.

What's Happening

"Apples & Ale"

Main Street Amherst is adding a brand new event called "Apples & Ale" which will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Participants will stroll through the beautiful downtown area all the while collecting delicious treats along the way. If you would like to purchase a ticket CLICK HERE or stop into one of the following businesses: Etc. Boutique & Gifts, Vaughnteriors, Olde Town Pizza, Sandstone Candle Works or Main Street Amherst. If you are a business and would like to participate please CLICK HERE to fill out the form - all forms are due back by Friday, September 29th. 


Come Downtown & enjoy the last W.O.W. of the season on September 13 from 6 to 8 pm


 Main Street Amherst would like to thank the following business, groups and all the volunteers for sponsoring and helping with Dancing on Main Street. Without each and every business, group and individuals this event would not be possible.

Premier Toyota, Heidelberg Distributing, Nordson Corporation, Dinsmoor-Lake Insurance Agency, Amherst Eagles, Republic Services, CenturyLink, Giant Eagle, American Outlaw Tattoo, Anytime Fitness, Thome Farms, RC's Brewhouse, Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant, The Brew Kettle, Cedar Pub, Captain's Club, The Pour House, Park Bar & Grille, Cork Tree Taverns, Dovin & Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation, Country Day School, Walthall CPAs, Rehabilitiation Consultants, Amherst Pure, Neil Elkins State Farm Insurance, McArthur & Sons, Metro Computers, Etc. Boutique & Gifts, Amherst Manor, R.E. Rice, Tuffy Auto Service Center, Chris Schiefer Insurance, Rebman Recreation, Inc., Bramhall Engineering and Surveying, The Caco Agency, Howard Hanna-The Donnas, Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass, Dr. Peter Stamatis, Peck & Peck Public Accountants, Hot Dog Heaven, Lorain County Speedway, Vaughnteriors, Sandstone Candle Works, Family Fellowship, Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ, the City of Amherst, Roadhouse Band, and The Current Vibe.