Enjoy delicious local food and beverage samples during our monthly first Friday event! These events take place on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm in downtown Watkins Glen. 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. The cost to participate is just $10 and includes a souvenir wine glass! The participating businesses change every month but may include wine, beer, spirits, cheese, locally-roasted coffee, gourmet popcorn, and/or local eateries.
Participants for Friday, december 2 :
Franklin Street Art Gallery paired with Barry Family Cellars
Ultimate Apparel paired with Fulkerson Winery + Sunset View Creamery
Finger Lakes Frozen Yogurt paired with Hector Wine Company
Famous Brands paired with Shtayburne Farms
Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits paired with Finger Lakes Distilling
Inner Peace Floats paired with Seneca Sunrise Coffee
Colonial Pottery and Creamery paired with Ithaca Popcorn Company
Watkins Glen Promotions paired with Village Bakery + Barnstormer Winery
The December event will coincide with the famous Village Christmas celebration in Watkins Glen! That means, in addition to the local beverage and food samplings for the Friday on Franklin event, there will also be plenty of holiday cheer throughout the village. Village Christmas includes a parade featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Santa's reindeer, live musical performances, and more! Don't miss out, get the details on Village Christmas here.
Friday on Franklin is sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Chemung Canal Trust Company.