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 rounds out the experience. Join in the fun! The cost to participate is just $10 and includes a souvenir wine glass. 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

May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

tastings + samples + LOCAL PRODUCTS:

The May 3 event kicks off at the Chamber of Commerce (214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen), where you’ll purchase your ticket for $10, receive your tasting glass, and map, indicating participating businesses and the samples you’ll find at each stop.

Special offerings or things happening during the event: 


Visit every stop to be entered for a chance to win a great prize!

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

live music

Sam Swanson of Handsome Young Ladies will be performing 6-8pm in the courtyard between GRAFT and Glen Mountain Market. In the event of rain or cold, you'll find the live music at the Chamber Visitor Center.

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!