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.

next event: friday, April 7, 2017 - join us! participating food and beverage partners:


Famous Brands offering wine tastings from Lakewood Vineyards and cheese samples from Shtayburne Farms

Inner Peace Floats offering wine tastings from Barry Family Cellars and gourmet flavored popcorn samples from Ithaca Popcorn Company

Ultimate Apparel offering wine tasting from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards and delicious bites from FLX Wienery

Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits offering craft spirit samples from Finger Lakes Distilling

Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce offering locally roasted coffee from Seneca Sunrise Coffee and Easter bread from Village Bakery


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!