Friday on Franklin

sample • savor • shop

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.

Inclement Weather Policy: If the temperature is below 32F or if severe weather is predicted (or occurring), we will 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!

Friday, JANUARY 6 : cancelled due to predicted cold

We want to keep our event participants safe. With temperatures predicted to be in the teens, we have cancelled the January Friday on Franklin event, pursuant to our inclement weather policy. Please join us Friday, February 10 for our next event!


Friday on Franklin is sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Chemung Canal Trust Company.