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.

Member Spotlight

Come Downtown & enjoy the last W.O.W. of the season on September 13 from 6 to 8 pm


It's that time of year to have the kids come outside and have some fun around Amherst! Purchase your Explorer's Club Kit today online, at the Main Street Amherst Office (255 Park Ave.) or at Sandstone Candle Works (166 Park Ave.) to begin. Once they have their kit they may begin their activities and earn their pins. All funds will be donated to the Backpack Project which was started by the Marion L. Steele Leo Club to help provide meals to kids. Thank you to Nordson Corporation for sponsoring this event and to Amherst Manor for sponsoring the lanyards!

Main Street Amherst would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for this event: Nordson Corporation, Amherst Manor, Arabica, Etc. Boutique & Gifts, Vintage Wire & Supply, Olde Town Pizza House & Catering, Studio Q Photography, Vaughnteriors Sales & Gifts, Sandstone Candle Works, Polly's Classic Touch Monogramming, Alpha-Dog Pet Center, A Beau Monde Salon, Unwind Yoga, Amherst Massage, Watson Wellness, Dairy Mart, Amherst Police Dept., Amherst Fire Dept. and LifeCare Ambulance, without each of you this event would not be possible. Thank you.