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

Main Street Amherst & Kingston of Vermilion announce 


 There is a special mailbox located at Main Street Amherst on the front steps at 255 Park Avenue starting Monday, November 15th. Have your child write a letter to Santa with the following information: their name, age, gender, a friend's name, what they are asking for this year, sibling name(s) and return address. We ask that you print the name and address so that we are able to read it correctly. All letters need to be received into the special mailbox by Friday, December 10th at 3pm in order to receive before Christmas. Thank you and Happy Holidays.


Thank you to Sliman's, all the businesses, the parade participants and the volunteers for making Miracle on Main Street the biggest one yet. It couldn't happen without each of you!  Thank you!

Thank you to the following businesses for sponsoring Miracle on Main Street and Jingle Bell Bus: Sliman's, Nordson Corporation, Tyson Foods, Park & Illenberger CPA's, Essential Bodyworks and Massage, Embassy Oak Hills Management, McArthur & Sons, GrowPoint Church, Dr. Peter Stamatis, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Don Mould's Plantation, Howard Hanna-Donna Templeton, The Clothing Loft, Downtown Direct, Right Track Nutrition, Bonefish Systems, Rehabilitation Consultants, Fraley & Fox Construction, J Taylor Salon, Dr. Scott Iliff  

This is your opportunity to ride Jingle Bell Bus on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. This experience includes a wonderful evening with magic in the air. Jingle Bell Bus comes to life when the bus departs from Main Street Amherst for a journey through the City of Amherst to view the beautiful Christmas lights. Watch the joy on the children's faces while riding along singing Christmas Carols and viewing all the lights. The bus leaves at 6pm and 7:30pm. All tickets must be pre-purchased.

Make this a family holiday tradition. Space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas (reservations can be taken but must be paid at the same time).

$5.00 per person