Salad Days

Due to COVID-19, Watershed cancelled 2020 Salad Days on campus and instead hosted a Salad Days online fundraiser that featured popular parts of the on-campus event. For the health and safety of our community, we are planning to celebrate a virtual 2021 Salad Days as well. We hope you will join us online this summer!


2019 Salad Days plate by Dehmie Dehmlow

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

After choosing your favorite plate, load it up with delicious 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.


Tickets include the picnic lunch and a handmade plate. Children five and under may attend for free and enjoy lunch on a paper plate.

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. Contact Salad Days Coordinator Courtney Norian for more information on becoming a Salad Days Sponsor.