WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 18, 2018) – Celebrate Father's Day a little early at our Friday on Franklin event on Friday, June 1 from 5-8pm in downtown Watkins Glen! We're even offering $2 off tickets for dads, but of course, the event is open to all. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and invite your friends and family. Here are our participating businesses and the local love they'll be sharing:

  • Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits featuring wine tasting by Wagner Vineyards
  • Colonial Pottery and Creamery featuring wine tasting by Barry Family Cellars and handmade products by Fleece, Stitch, and Glitz
  • Inner Peace Floats featuring wine tasting by Fulkerson Winery
  • Franklin Street Art Gallery featuring wine tasting by Hector Wine Company
  • Famous Brands featuring wine tasting by Lakewood Vineyards
  • Seneca Signature Scents featuring local cheese by Sunset View Creamery as well as art and jewelry from FLAVOR Studio
  • Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce featuring locally-roasted coffee by Seneca Sunrise Coffee

Enjoy live music by 3D, with an eclectic mix of instrumental music that draws from old-time, Americana, Celtic, folk, pop, jazz, and ragtime, in the courtyard between Glen Mountain Market and GRAFT wine + cider bar (6-8pm). In the event of rain, you'll find the live music at the Chamber Visitor Center.

This month we'll also introduce a loyalty card for our locals! Receive a stamp for each Friday on Franklin that you participate in. Collect 9 stamps and attend the 10th month for free! This event takes place rain or shine (see below for inclement weather policy).

It's just $10 to participate in the fun and dads receive $2 off their ticket price! Begin at the Chamber (214 N. Franklin Street) where you'll get your tasting glass, wrist band, and map of stops - then head out on your way tasting, sampling, and rocking through downtown! Friday on Franklin is a great way to kick off the weekend, all while supporting downtown shops and local businesses.

This event series is organized by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Elmira Savings Bank. For more information, visit: www.watkinsglenchamber.com/friday-franklin.