Main Street Eufaula has brought over 250 events to the merchant's front door steps. Before Main Street Eufaula, Inc. there were 0. Main Street continues to make steadfast progress since our 2001 incorporation. Eufaula has been recognized as a National Main Street Program through the Main Street National Trust for Historic Preservation. This is a very high honor considering on the National average it takes a minimum of 5 years to qualify. Eufaula did it in 3. The moral to the story is, the Main Street program works! It gains momentum not only in the downtown but also reflects pride throughout the community when the downtown area is a success.
The Main Street program in Eufaula has a variety of festivals and promotions that bring crowds of residents and visitors downtown, resulting in added revenue for merchants and city sales tax. Its 3- month Downtown Dollars promotion averages some $50,000 in spending every year. In December, a group of special events, including the Mistletoe Market, Artist Walk, Christmas home tour, and a charity run, combine to attract holiday shoppers from nearby and around the state. During the well-known Pilgrimage, Main Street Eufaula hosts the Pilgrimage Antiques Show preview, as well as sponsoring carriage rides Garden Treasures.
Main Street is a proven strategy for revitalization.