Friday on Franklin

sample • savor • shop

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

Enjoy delicious local food samples and beverage tastings 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 and local art 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. Samples and tastings change every month but may include wine, beer, spirits, cheese, locally-roasted coffee, gourmet popcorn, and/or local eateries.



enjoy live music by the sweats in the courtyard between glen mountain market and graft (6-8pm)



watch live welding by barbie the welder and carving/small sculpture demonstrations by local potter michelle volpini


tastings + samples:

Watkins Glen Wine and Spirits featuring craft spirit samplings by Finger Lakes Distilling

Watkins Glen Promotions featuring samples (and sales!) of local cheese from Sunset View Creamery

Colonial Pottery and Creamery featuring wine tastings by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Franklin Street Art Gallery featuring wine tastings by Barry Family Cellars

Famous Brands featuring wine tastings by JR Dill Winery and local gourmet popcorn samples (and sales!) by Ithaca Popcorn Company

Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce with locally-roasted coffee tasting (and sales) from Seneca Sunrise Coffee

Special thank you to Elmira Savings Bank for sponsoring Friday on Franklin in 2017!


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!