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Latest News & Updates

Connect 4 Ways to Give Back Without Breaking the Bank Posted 11/29/2022
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Connect Visit Santa at the Whistle Stop Plaza Posted 11/29/2022
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Discover Enjoying Ephrata’s Wide-Open Outdoor Spaces Posted 8/28/2020
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Upcoming Events

Featured event Ephrata Unexpected ~ New Year’s Celebration 2022
9:30pm Downtown Ephrata, E Main St
On Saturday, December 31, Mainspring of Ephrata is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve Celebration from 9:30pm – 12:00am! The Square in downtown Ephrata will come alive to ring in the New Year!
Featured event 2022 Jingle Bell Tour
5pm Various locations
The Jingle Bell Tour is back for the ninth season! Mainspring of Ephrata cordially invites you to this special community event.

Local Business Highlights

Discover Ephrata Performing Arts Center: A Cultural Hub for the Community Posted 12/20/2021
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Discover Ephrata Cloister: The Religious Community that Started It All Posted 7/28/2021
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Discover Explore Ephrata’s Historic Architecture Posted 3/17/2021
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Discover Gameseum: A Blast from the Past with a Modern Twist Posted 2/16/2021
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Things to SEE & DO

Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood Bike Ephrata


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Proud of our Heritage

Ephrata is proud of its history and heritage. From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, there is community pride in our past, present, and future that is uniquely Ephrata.

est. 1731
Vitality Economic stability for everyone.
Safety Providing a secure place for community growth.
Connection Facilitating communication and collaboration.
A community for all.

Building and sustaining a vibrant community

Mainspring of Ephrata is the consolidation of three pre-existing development organizations; Downtown Ephrata Inc., Ephrata Alliance, and the Ephrata Economic Development Corporation. The merging of these organizations created Mainspring of Ephrata.