Salad Days

Celebrate 2019 Salad Days at Watershed on July 13

2019 Salad Days plate by Dehmie Dehmlow

On the second Saturday of July each year, join hundreds of visitors who come to the Watershed campus for a memorable picnic—and carry home handcrafted ceramic plates as souvenirs of this special day. The plates are created by a dedicated artist-in-residence who spends a season at Watershed making 550 plates for the festival.

After choosing your favorite plate, load it up with a delicious array of locally sourced salads—all prepared by area restaurants and Watershed’s chefs. In addition to the picnic lunch, Salad Days features live music, artist demos, a ceramics exhibition, and a pottery sale of handmade ceramics made by Watershed artists from around the country.


Salad Days tickets are $40 and include lunch and a handmade plate. Children five and under may attend for free, but do not receive a plate.  2019 Salad Days tickets will go on sale in late May. 

This year, Watershed is thrilled to celebrate the 25th Salad Days event.  To mark this milestone, we are offering a special VIP pass for those who want an inside look at the art and programs happening at Watershed. Learn more & purchase a VIP pass.

Business Partners & Sponsors


Many area farms, restaurants and other businesses contribute to the success of this annual celebration—which provides important funds to keep Watershed offering its ceramic art programs. For more information about helping to sponsor this signature event, please contact us at (207) 882-6075 or