EXTENDED!! 2023 Community Perception Survey is Open until 9/30. Take the Survey today!

 EXTENDED!! 2023 Community Perception Survey is Open until 9/30. Take the Survey today!

 EXTENDED!! 2023 Community Perception Survey is Open until 9/30. Take the Survey today!

 EXTENDED!! 2023 Community Perception Survey is Open until 9/30. Take the Survey today!

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Uncategorized Mainspring Garners Main Street Designation for Ephrata Posted 9/5/2023
Keystone Community Designation Will Boost Mainspring’s Ephrata Revitalization Ephrata, with our wide sidewalks and historic buildings, is poised for a downtown resurgence, and thanks to a new Keystone Community designation, from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), we’ll get there sooner rather than later. For the past year and a half, Mainspring has been leading the initiative to achieve the designation, supported by the Borough of Ephrata and our Board of Directors. The program will help turn our vision and plans into a reality that will enhance livability, sustainability and economic opportunities.
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Mainspring's 5 Year Goals

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Mainspring is on a Mission to revitalize our town. Catch up with our latest initiatives here.
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Connect 2023 Community Perception Survey Posted 8/16/2023
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Upcoming Events
Featured event Apple Dumpling Days
Apple dumplings are back! Purchase an Achenbach's apple dumpling for $5 at the Ephrata Cloister! All proceeds will benefit the Back to the Cloister fund. Stop by the Cloister October 8 and 9 and treat your friends!
Featured event Neil Diamond and Elvis at the Elks
Neil Diamond and Elvis impersonators at the Elks for an entertaining evening.
Local Highlights
Discover Explore Ephrata Scavenger Hunt Posted 9/6/2023
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Uncategorized Nourishing Communities: The Vital Role of Independent Restaurants in Ephrata, PA Posted 9/6/2023
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Discover Nothing is as Fresh as Farm Stand Fresh Posted 7/19/2023
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Discover 5 Biking Essentials for the Casual Rider Posted 5/19/2021
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Things to SEE & DO
Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood Bike Ephrata
Ephrata Unleashed Dog Park More Info

Emerging Downtown Ephrata

Are you a resident, business, or visitor to Ephrata, PA? Then you’re in the right place. At Mainspring of Ephrata, our mission is to improve the quality of life for our community by empowering local businesses, planning community events, and beautifying Ephrata streets. Since 2018, Mainspring of Ephrata has been a collaborative, imaginative, and impactful partner for Ephrata’s community groups, residents, and tourists. Contact our team today to learn more about how Mainspring of Ephrata can help you succeed.

What's Included In Our Main Street Program

What is the focus of Mainspring Of Ephrata? And how is our main street program helping out the community? We are so glad you asked! Our Ephrata main street program is centered around three main tenants:

1. City Beautification: We work to get Ephrata into top physical shape by capitalizing on its historic buildings, creating an inviting atmosphere, and ensuring that downtown and surrounding areas stay safe, clean, and green.

2. Business Development: We help local organizations succeed and assist new business owners with resources to help make their new venture a success.

3. Community Events: From planning Parties on the Plaza in downtown Ephrata to closing down the streets for our New Year’s Eve celebration, we are committed to providing the greater Ephrata area with perfect fun events for the whole family.

If you are interested in getting involved, consider volunteering with Mainspring of Ephrata or donating to our Non-Profit organization. Contact our team today!

Visit Ephrata, PA Today!

When it comes to Ephrata tourism, Mainspring of Ephrata is dedicated to getting the word out about how great our town is. We use our platform to bring in tourists who would benefit from our local businesses and great community events. From weekend getaways to a weeklong vacation, we want Ephrata, PA, to be a destination for people of all ages and walks of life. Visit downtown Ephrata today and experience the unique history, landscape, and people that make our town great. We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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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.