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 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)

> Franklin Street Art Gallery is hosting an Opening Reception (free to attend and open to the public) with live art demonstrations by Bill Mowson

tastings + samples:

Finger Lakes Distilling offering craft spirit tastings at Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits

Chateau LaFayette Reneau offering wine tastings at Franklin Street Art Gallery

Shtayburne Farms offering cheese tastings at Watkins Glen Promotions

Village Bakery offering baked goods and Heavily Brewing Company offering beer tastings at Famous Brands

Idol Ridge Winery offering wine tastings at Inner Peace Floats

Seneca Sunrise Coffee offering locally-roasted coffee tastings and Sunset View Creamery offering cheese tastings at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce

With a great combination of local wine, 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!