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


11/01 E.T.C. Judy Uszak

11/02  Howard Hanna-The Donna's Tom Jewell

11/03 Watson Wellness  Beth Zawovski

11/04 Vintage Lighting Rob Pijor

11/5 Amherst Massage Lacey Barnes

11/6 Kiedrowski's Bakery Phil VanTreuren

11/7 Mermaid's Tale Ellie Caldwell

11/8 Mary K/Sit Run Yoga Lori Wenzel

11/09 Park Lanes Melissa Oleksa

11/10 Downtown Direct Sharon Updegrove

11/11 Sandstone Candle Jim Dill

11/12 Anytime Fitness Ashley Collins

11/13 Alpha Dog K. Browning

11/14 Howard Hanna Dodson Group Ted Kalo

11/15 Main Street Amherst Sara Ryan

11/16 Old Town Pizza Theresa Riddell

11/17 Dairy Mart Barb Donohue

11/18 Studio Q Faye Keisman

11/19 Amherst Library Donna Pine

11/20 A Beau Monde Salon Rosalie Currier

11/21 Vaughnteriors/Treasures and More Chris Kish

11/22 JPI Collision Holly Dougan

11/23 Suzi Piskur Elaine Barricklow

11/24 Custom Computer Melissa Oleksa

11/25 Edward Jones Judy Starbuck

11/26 Spitzer Chevy Sharron Powell

11/27 Do or Dye Salon Dan Cwalina

11/28 Dirty Blonde Salon T. Gillespie

11/29 Premiere Toyota Melissa Eis

11/30 Salon Belle Vie David Vaughn

12/01 Jimmy Haynes Music Melissa Oleksa

12/2 Grand Prize Parker Ciu

 Thank you to all the businesses & to everyone that purchased tickets!


Main Street Amherst and Sliman's presents Miracle on Main Street holiday extravaganza on Friday, December 2, 2016 in downtown Amherst beginning at 6 p.m. The holiday lights and banners will be in place. The downtown businesses will be all aglow. The children will have sugar plums dancing in their heads and everyone is awaiting the arrival of Santa to officially kick-off the holiday seasons.

Start your evening early around 5 p.m. by enjoying dinner with your family at one of our fine downtown eateries. The Madrigals of Steele High will be on hand for your entertainment at Town Hall beginning at 5:45 p.m. The evening continues at 6 p.m. with the kick-off of the tenth Annual Christmas Parade beginning at the Amherst Public Library and following Park Avenue all the way up to Town Hall. 

At the end of the parade, everyone will gather at the bandstand where the family-friendly event will open in prayer by Josh Smith of Family Fellowship followed by the Madrigals of Steele High leading us in a few well known and traditional Christmas Carols. Then Santa will be on hand to light the tree.

After the parade and tree lighting ceremony your family is encouraged to see what downtown has to offer by stopping into the shops that are open and waiting to welcome and greet you.

The M.S.A. building will be transformed into Mrs. Claus Kitchen where many different things will be taking place. As in previous years we will have our awesome traditional model trains on display for viewing by the Papay Family.

Come to Amherst and experience the magic of Christmas.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Aldi Inc., Amherst Eagles, Amherst Manor, Amherst United Methodist Church, Patsie & Jenee Campana Foundation, Carsmedics, CenturyLink, Chris Schiefer Insurance, Dr. Lee Schmitt DDS, Dr. Peter Stamatis DDS,  Family Fellowship Church, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Giant Eagle, Hot Dog Heaven, Image Builders Marketing, Jenkins & Bevan Insurance, Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery, Leadership Lorain County, Lorain County Port Authority, Lormet Community Federal Credit Union, McArthur & Sons Inc., Neil Elkins State Farm Insurance, Nordson Corporation, Premier Toyota, Ridge Hill Collectibles, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Sliman's Sales & Service, Ted's Maintenance, The Brew Kettle, Visit Lorain County, Walthall CPA's, Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant and Zilch Florist.