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.
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!
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. This event takes place rain or shine!
Join us for our Friday on Franklin Fright Night event in downtown Watkins Glen December 6th. This event is generously sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company and will feature a costume contest for both adults and kids, with the chance to win some amazing prizes! Trick or treat….be sure to visit each stop to find out and be entered to win a great prize!
The following businesses are participating in the December Friday on Franklin event:
• Rasa Spa will host Miles Wine Cellars
• Warren Real Estate will host Younique Hair Salon and Dragon Fly Soul Craft
• Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop will host Elk River Soap Company
• Watkins Glen Promotions & Memorabilia will host Glenora Wine Cellars
• Seneca Signature Scents will host Horseheads Brewing and Oil Me Healthy
• Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Earthy Imaginations
The event will also feature a holiday tree decorating contest! Franklin Street businesses will display their decorated tree, and attendees of the event will vote on their favorite tree!
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 free!
Start at the Chamber Visitor Center (214 N Franklin Street) to get your souvenir tasting glass, wrist band, and map of all the stops. This event takes place rain or shine! For more information on this event, please call the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Event Manager at 607-535-4300.
This event takes place rain or shine (see below for inclement weather policy).