Friday on Franklin

sample • savor • shop

come out and enjoy on the first friday of every month!

Enjoy tastings of local products during this fun (and delicious) event series on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm in downtown Watkins Glen, sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company. Live music , or other special experiences, oftentimes rounds out the experience. Join in the fun!  To participate, simply stop by the Visitor Center (214 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen) at the start of the event to purchase an event ticket. This event takes place rain or shine. Don’t let a little rain or cold keep you away. All tastings take place inside our downtown shops and it’s important to get out and support them year-round!

Friday on franklin dates for 2019

November 1
December 6

tastings + samples + LOCAL PRODUCTS:

Shop from local retail businesses and vendors. Participants, members and non-members alike, pay only $5 (temporarily reduced from previous pricing, and a great bargain!) at the Chamber and receive a souvenir tasting glass, wrist band, and map with all the locations.  

chemung canal trust company logoDon't forget about our loyalty card for locals! Receive a stamp for each Friday on Franklin that you participate in. Collect 9 stamps and attend the 10th month for free! 

Start at the Chamber visitor center (214 N Franklin Street) to get your souvenir tasting glass, wrist band, and a map of all the stops. This event takes place rain or shine!

Join us for our Friday on Franklin Fright Night event in downtown Watkins Glen November 1st. This event is generously sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company and will feature a costume contest for both adults and kids, with the chance to win some amazing prizes! Trick or treat….be sure to visit each stop to find out and be entered to win a great prize!  

The following businesses are participating in our September Friday on Franklin event: 
•    Rasa Spa will host Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards
•    Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop will host Grist Iron Brewing Company 
•    Seneca Signature Scents will host Lakewood Vineyards
•    Watkins Glen Promotions & Memorabilia will host Thirty-One Gifts
•    Warren Real Estate will host J.R. Dill Winery and Dragonfly Soul Craft
•    Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host WMF Design

Don’t forget about our loyalty card for locals! Receive a stamp for each Friday on Franklin that you participate in. Collect 9 stamps and attend the 10th month free! 

Start at the Chamber Visitor Center (214 N Franklin Street) to get your souvenir tasting glass, wrist band, and map of all the stops. This event takes place rain or shine! For more information on this event, please call the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Event Manager at 607-535-4300. 

This event takes place rain or shine (see below for inclement weather policy).

Special thank you to Chemung Canal Trust Company for sponsoring Friday on Franklin in 2019!

Inclement Weather Policy: If the temperature is below freezing or if severe weather is predicted (or occurring), we may cancel the event. We want to keep our event vendors and participants safe and sound! We will make a decision regarding cancellation no later than 12pm the day of the event. We will share any cancellation here on our website as well as on our Facebook page. Thank you for understanding!