come out + 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 Elmira Savings Bank. 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!
NEXT EVENT - FRIDAY, november 2
Our theme this month is Thankful Heart. Anyone who brings an item for Catholic Charities Christmas Baskets will receive $2 off their ticket. The items they are requesting are: Pasta, Meat Sauce, Cereal, Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans/Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Fruit Mix, and Jello.
tastings + samples + LOCAL PRODUCTS:
The 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. Then, set out on your way, visiting: Franklin Street Art Gallery, Inner Peace Floats, Famous Brands, Quest Adventure Gaming, Watkins Glen Wine and Spirits, and Warren Real Estate.
At the event stops, you’ll enjoy samples from : Sunset View Creamery, Idol Ridge Winery, Weis Vineyards, and Lakewood Vineyards. In addition, you can visit with the following local businesses during the event: Oil Me Healthy, Fleece, Stitch, and Glitz, Piphany Lane Clothing, and ThirtyOne Gifts.
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).
We'll be rockin' out to live music by Jamie Arcangeli in the courtyard between Glen Mountain Market and GRAFT wine + cider bar (5:30-7:30pm). In the event of rain or cold, you'll find the live music at the Chamber Visitor Center.
Special thank you to Elmira Savings Bank for sponsoring Friday on Franklin in 2018!
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!