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 and commercial business districts by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making Amherst 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


The 2nd Annual Apples N Ale event will take place on Sunday, October 14th from 1pm to 5pm. This is a great opportunity to see what Amherst has to offer while collecting treats along the way. Wear your walking shoes and bring your wallet to do some shopping along the way! Tickets are NOW on sale at the Main Street Amherst Office (255 Park Ave.) or by clicking this link HERE. Only 100 tickets will be sold online. There is only 250 tickets available to this event, so don't wait! Tickets are $25 per person.

If you are a business and would like to participate in this event please fill out this FORM and return it to the Main Street Amherst Office by Friday, August 31, 2018. Thank you.

The Miracle on Main Street Committee needs your help! Please consider assisting in the event by emailing the director at This is a wonderful family-friendly event that will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Do you have a group that would like to be in the parade? If so, please fill out this form and get it back to the Main Street Amherst Office (255 Park Avenue) by Friday, November 2, 2018. Please place in the mailslot on the front door if the office is closed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (440) 984-6709.