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Latest News & Updates

Featured Video Why Buy Local
Be part of the recovery! Buy local and support our community's small businesses.
Discover Executive Director Kelly Withum Is Retiring, and We’re Hiring! Posted 8/2/2021
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Discover Ephrata Fair Highlights You Don’t Want to Miss! Posted 9/14/2021
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Discover Ephrata Cloister: The Religious Community that Started It All Posted 7/28/2021
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Discover Gehman Jewelers: A Community Gem Since 1966 Posted 6/29/2021
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Upcoming Events

Featured event Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza October 2021
4:30pm-8pm Whistle Stop Plaza
Party on the Plaza is a FREE downtown community event that combines food, LIVE music, adult beverages, and gathering together with friends and neighbors.
Featured event Veteran’s Day Luminary Trail
Mainspring of Ephrata’s Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will continue the tradition they began on Veterans Day 2014 and will host a moving Luminary Tribute to those who have served.

Explore Ephrata

Discover Enjoying Ephrata’s Wide-Open Outdoor Spaces Posted 8/28/2020
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Discover Experience an Ephrata Staycation Posted 8/25/2020
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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.