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.

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Main Street Amherst and Sliman's presents Miracle on Main Street holiday extravaganza on Friday, December 1, 2017 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 have sugar plums dancing in their heads and everyone is awaiting the arrival of Santa to officially kick-off the holiday season. 

Start your evening early by enjoying dinner with your family at one of our fine downtown eateries. The Madrigals of Marion L. Steele High School will be on hand for your entertainment at Town Hall. Watch the streets at 6 p.m. as our special guest Olivia the Elf will be making her entrance to begin announcing the parade. Once the parade concludes there will be a few introductions from the band stand. The GRAND PRIZE winner for the Prize-A-Day will be drawn as well. Stay and take part in this family-friendly event. Afterwards stop by one of the many shops that will remain open for your convenience. The Main Street Community Center will be open once our special guests arrive. Once the doors open come in and see the wonderful train displays put on by the Pappy Family, have the kids take part in the crafts and visit with our special guests.