Member Spotlight:

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is a non-profit that assists people with entrepreneurial endeavors. Their five focal points are Agriculture, Health & Wellness / Recreation, Manufacturing, Culinary Arts and Support offices.
The mission for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is to create a wide-branching support system for work force development and creative thinking. Their program believes an entrepreneurial mindset allows for a growing and prosperous community.
Visit their store front and makerspace at 156 Main St. in Farmington, call 207-779-1779 or visit their website at


About COVID-19

We are still open for business!

Many of our retailers are open through the COVID-19 pandemic, with new hours and new safety procedures.

Check the status of a downtown business.

Resources for small business owners.

Downtown Farmington

Farmington, the Shire Town of Franklin County, is nestled in the foothills of Maine’s High Peaks, only 45 minutes from Augusta and 90 minutes from Portland. We are the gateway to Maine's Lakes and Mountains region, and we invite you to stop along your way.

Not sure where to start? Take the Walk Around Farmington trail. Soon you'll notice that Farmington is one of Maine’s best-preserved downtowns. Here among our beautiful historic buildings, you will find a wonderful array of independently-owned shops and eateries, farmers markets, and contemporary professional services. Locally-made goods highlight quality Maine workmanship and friendly faces appear in every doorway.

Spend a day with us--park (for free!) in one of several convenient locations, lose yourself in our eclectic shops, enjoy a meal (without having to drive!) and finish with a movie or a cultural event at our University of Maine at Farmington campus.


Learn more about the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce here