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 will go on sale on Monday, August 20th at 9am til 2pm inside the Main Street Amherst Office (255 Park Ave.) and 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.



A huge thank you to all of the sponsors that help put this event on: Premier Toyota of Amherst, City of Amherst, Nordson Corporation, Cole's Public House, The Pour House, Cedar Pub, The Brew Kettle, RC's Brewhouse, Captain's Club, Park Bar & Grille, Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant, Republic Services, Amherst Manor, Buckeye Community Bank, Amherst Eagles, Thome Farms, Neil Elkins State Farm Insurance, Northwest Savings Bank, Amherst Pure Gas Station, Lorain County Auditor, Craig Snodgrass, Rehabilitation Consultants, McArthur & Sons, Dovin & Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation, Tuffy Auto Service Center, Sandstone Candle Works, Walthall Rea CPA's & Consultants, Rebman Recreation, UnWind Yoga, The Caco Agency, Bramhall Engineering and Surveying, Howard Hanna-The Donnas, Giant Eagle, Metro Computer Resources, Chris Schiefer Insurance and Peck & Gambish CPA's.


Come to Walkin' on Wednesday on September 12, 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, Amherst Cinema and Vintage Lighting & Wire.