WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 24, 2018) — Join in the fun from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in downtown Watkins Glen on Friday, September 7! For the September Friday on Franklin our theme is "Grand Prix Fun" and is sponsored by Elmira Savings Bank.

The Grand Prix Festival put on by Watkins Glen Promotions will be occurring simultaneously, so make the most of the opportunity to enjoy both events! The Grand Prix Parade begins at 6:00 PM.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to find the event and invite your friends and family. Participating businesses and the samplings/pairings they’ll be sharing include:

  • Colonial Pottery and Creamery featuring crafts and personal care products from Fleece, Stitch, & Glitz
  • Famous Brands featuring wine tastings and sales by Chateau Lafayette Reneau
  • Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop featuring artisan cheese samples and sales from Sunset View Creamery
  • Inner Peace Floats feature essential oils from Oil Me Healthy
  • Quest Adventure Gaming featuring wine samples and sales from Idol Ridge Winery
  • Warren Real Estate featuring wine samples and sales from Fulkerson Winery
  • Watkins Glen Wine and Spirits featuring craft spirits samples from Finger Lakes Distilling.

Enjoy live music by The Sweats, in the courtyard between Glen Mountain Market and GRAFT wine + cider bar (6:00 - 8:00 PM). In the event of rain, you'll find the live music at the Chamber Visitor Center.

It's just $10 to participate in the fun! 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. Remember, we have 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.

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.

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