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Latest News & Updates

Discover Local Ephrata Experiences for Mother’s Day Posted 4/18/2022
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Discover Uniquely Ephrata Attractions Posted 4/29/2022
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Discover The Surprising History of the Ephrata Mountain Springs Complex Posted 4/12/2022
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Upcoming Events

Featured event Wednesdays at the WhistleStop ~ May 2022
4:30pm-6:30pm Whistle Stop Plaza
Join Mainspring of Ephrata for this Happy Hour-style event held on the 4th Wednesdays of May, June, and July.
Featured event Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza June 2022
4:30pm-8pm Whistle Stop Plaza
Party on the Plaza is a FREE downtown community event combining food, LIVE music, adult beverages, and gathering together with friends and neighbors. Our dates are June 4, August 6 & October 1!

Local Business Highlights

Discover Business Highlight: ACE Dance & Fitness Academy Posted 1/18/2022
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Discover Ephrata Performing Arts Center: A Cultural Hub for the Community Posted 12/20/2021
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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

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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.