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
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.
For our next Friday on Franklin the theme is "Dog Days of Summer" and we're welcoming leashed, well-behaved dogs to participate in our event too. There will be a Trick Competition at registration, and our four-legged friends will each receive a special treat. Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits will be offering “Dogs for Dogs” (hot dogs), and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Schuyler County and Humane Society of Yates County.
Some locations do not allow dogs due to health reasons, and these locations will be clearly marked, with a doggie rest area station set up nearby. Bring a donated items for the Humane Society of Schuyler County and register a second time for our drawing!
The wine glass, wrist band, and map can all be picked up the evening of the event at our main Visitor Center, 214 N Franklin Street. This year's Friday on Franklin events are all sponsored by our friends at Chemung Canal Trust Company. For more information on this Friday on Franklin, or if you would like to get involved in future events, please call the Chamber at 535-4300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month’s pairings are:
- Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Earthy Imaginations offering unique handmade gifts
- Seneca Signature Scents will offer their own products including popcorn and flavored salts
- Crystal City Olive Oil will offer samples and sales of their specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars
- Proper Etiquette Modern Vintage will be offering original and vintage bridal, formal and everyday clothing designs along with live music in front of their shop
- Infinity Hair Salon will host IT Works Health & Wellness and Two Cranes Candle Company
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.
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).