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


Come to Walkin' on Wednesday on July 11th, 2018 beginning at 4 pm with the Farmer's Market on the lawn of Town Hall followed by the Car Show at 5 pm in the University Hospital's parking lot at 5 pm. Main Street Amherst has so many new things happening during these events which will take place the second Wednesday in July, August and September. There will be other types of vendors on the sidewalks along with a few musicians playing in different spots and an entire area for kids on the green space on Church Street. The Amherst Fire Department will have all their trucks out for all to view - stop by to see them at the station. Let's show the businesses, vendors, car enthusiast, musicians and etc. that Amherst wants to have these events. 

Thank you to Vaughnteriors Shop & Gifts and the City of Amherst for sponsoring the Farmer's Market and to the following businesses for sponsoring the Car Show - University Hospital, Friendship Food Store #97, Lighthouse Insurance, Chris Schiefer Insurance, Tuffy Auto Service, The Morning Journal, Jamie's Flea Market, Neil Elkins Insurance Agency and Vintage Lighting & Wire.