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


TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE (24/7), IN PERSON (255 PARK AVE.) Monday-Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm or through Venmo at @MSAmherst 

Thank you to Alpha-Dog Pet Center for sponsoring the tickets and First Federal of Lorain for sponsoring the bags for this event.


MAY 15, 2021 9AM TO 12PM

Main Street Amherst, along with the City of Amherst, will be hosting the annual "Community Clean-Up Day" on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 9am to 12pm. This event is being held in conjunction with the countywide "Clean-Up Day" sponsored by the Lorain County Commissioners. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up along the downtown Amherst business district and other areas throughout the City. Bring a broom, dust pan, clippers and or rake. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. If your group would like to participate, please fill out this FORM and fax it to (440) 984-2119, email it to or drop it off at the Main Street Amherst Office located at 255 Park Avenue (if doors are locked please put in the mail slot on the left front door) by Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Thank you.


(Farmer's Market & Car Show)

M.S.A. invites you to come downtown for Walkin' on Wednesday on June 9, July 14, August 11 and September 8 from 4pm to 7:30pm. There will be vendors in the historic downtown and a car show as well.

Main Street Amherst is looking for vendors for our Farmer's Market, artistic vendors, non-profits and classic car/truck owners to participate in our growing W.O.W. events this summer. Participate in one or all of them!

Contact Main Street Amherst for more information at (440) 984-6709 or email

2021 Car/Truck Show Application

2021 W.O.W. Farmer's Market ~ Artistic/Crafter Vendor ~ Musician Form