Friday on Franklin

sample • savor • shop

come out + 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 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)



art by barbie the welder (set up inside the chamber)


tastings + samples:

Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits featuring tastings of local spirits by Finger Lakes Distilling

Franklin Street Art Gallery featuring wine tasting by Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars

Watkins Glen Promotions featuring wine tasting by Fulkerson Winery

Colonial Pottery and Creamery featuring beer tasting by Heavily Brewing Company and samples from Ithaca Popcorn Company

Famous Brands featuring wine tasting by Lakewood Vineyards and JR Dill Winery

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

With this great combination of wine, beer, food, spirits, art, and music – this is a fantastic way to celebrate the incredible richness of our community!


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!