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Latest News & Updates

Featured Video Why Buy Local
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Discover 5 Biking Essentials for the Casual Rider Posted 5/19/2021
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Discover Ephrata Martial Arts: Fitness and Fun for the Whole Family Posted 5/17/2021
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Discover Spring DIY Projects Posted 4/5/2021
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Discover Explore Ephrata’s Historic Architecture Posted 3/17/2021
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Upcoming Events

Featured event Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza June 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. Our dates are June 19, August 21 & October 2!
Featured event Downtown Planters 2021
All day Downtown Business District
Sponsor a downtown planter! For the 2021 season, 3 planters are available for sponsorship. A plaque with your business logo or name on the planter displayed in the downtown business district from May~Sept.

Explore Ephrata

Discover 5 Local Favorites: Restaurant Edition Posted 9/16/2020
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Discover Top 4 Things To Do in Ephrata Borough Posted 10/26/2020
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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.

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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.