On the second Saturday of July each year, hundreds of people come to the Watershed campus for a memorable picnic—and carry home one of 500 hand-crafted plates as a souvenir of this special day. The plates are created by a dedicated artist-in-residence who spends the summer at Watershed making 500 plates for the Salad Days festival. Visitors pick out a favorite plate and load it up with a delicious array of local foods—breads, locally sourced salads, and desserts—all prepared by area restaurants and Watershed cooks. In addition to the picnic lunch, Salad Days includes live music, artist demos, a ceramics exhibition, and a pottery sale of fine-crafted ceramics made by Watershed artists from around the country.
Many area farms, restaurants and other businesses contribute to the success of this annual event—which provides important funds to keep Watershed offering its ceramic art programs. Tickets for Salad Days go on sale every May. You may purchase tickets in advance or at Salad Days during the event. For more information about helping to sponsor this signature event, please contact us at (207) 882-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See the Salad Days Schedule of Events
- Preview the Pottery Sale
- Learn about 2016 Salad Days Artist Liz Hafey
- View a slideshow of past Salad Days plates