Featured event

Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza October 2021


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

Egerlander German Band performance

The Central Pennsylvania-based Egerlander German Band will play mostly instrumental versions of polkas and other traditional German songs from the Egerland region in what is now part of the Czech Republic.

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!

Proud of our heritage

In Ephrata, we’re proud of our rich heritage. From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, we take pride in our past, present, and future in a way that is uniquely Ephrata.

A community for all

Ephrata is for everyone! We’re dedicated to fostering a vibrant and growing Ephrata where you can live, work, and visit.


Economic stability for everyone.


Providing a secure place for community growth.


Facilitating communication and collaboration.

Full of excitement to discover

Explore our fast-growing community, wide greenspace, and activities Ephrata has to offer. Travel to 1732 through architecture, nationally-recognized historic sites, museums, and research center. Enjoy our movie theatre and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. View a full list of businesses here.