Salad Days 2024

Please join us for Watershed’s 29th annual Salad Days event, featuring nearly 500 handmade plates by Jeremiah Ibarra.

Saturday, July 13th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME (map)

Watershed’s annual Salad Days celebration and fundraiser provides an opportunity to learn about ceramic art, artists working in clay, and our programs that support their growth. Visit Watershed during the event to:

  • Enjoy fresh salads made with local produce.
  • Shop the invitational pottery sale featuring studio pottery & jewelry by 30+ artists.
  • Win fabulous ceramic prizes in the raffle.
  • Sample microbrews with your purchase of a handmade beer stein.
  • Tour Watershed’s new campus center, the Commons.
  • Watch demos by fabulous artists.

Event Details & Schedule

When: Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Watershed’s main campus at 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, Maine


Open all day:
Plate selection, Pottery Sale, Stein Sale, & demonstrations by local artists

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Salad Buffet
Enjoy delicious salad dishes featuring local ingredients prepared by the Watershed chefs. 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm: Commons Tours
Sign up in the Registration Tent for a guided 30-minute tour of Watershed’s new campus center, the Commons.

1:00 pm: Reverse Raffle Drawing
Every raffle ticket holder wins a handmade ceramic piece. Purchase your raffle tickets at the event.

Tickets & Salad Days Plates

Ticket Options

2024 Salad Days tickets go on sale here on JUNE 3.

Plate tickets – $55 each
Ticket holders will select the plate of their choice at Salad Days. Plate tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Plate tickets provide you with one lunch.

Lunch tickets – $20 each
Ticket includes access to the Salad Days lunch buffet. Ticket may be purchased online or at the event. 

VIP Pass – $155 each 
Pass includes all-access to our special VIP event on Friday July 12, a handmade Jeremiah Ibarra plate, and lunch during Salad Days on July 13. 

Food & Beverages

Enjoy a bounty of fresh fruits, veggies, other salad-inspired snacks during this safely-served lunch buffet. 

Event attendees who are 21+ can also enjoy one beer with the purchase of a handmade stein from the Stein Sale tent.

Pottery Sale

The annual Salad Days Pottery Sale provides a rare opportunity to purchase work directly from nationally-recognized ceramic artists. Our 2024 sale will feature functional ceramic pieces, jewelry, and decorative work by more than thirty artists. Check out a sneak peek of some of the beautiful pieces on sale (plus many more) below!

Health & Safety

We’re excited to welcome guests to Watershed’s campus while remaining mindful of the health and safety of all attendees and our resident artists. 

Safely Celebrating Outdoors

    • The majority of Salad Days activities take place outside.
    • Our large tents for plate selection tent and dining support socially distanced activity. 
    • Guests may picnic on the lawn or under a tent.
    • During tours of the studio, we encourage guests to wear a mask when inside the building.
    • Guests will enjoy their lunch on paper plates. Ceramic Salad Days plates will be handled by multiple event attendees during the selection process. Please wash your plate at home prior to use. 
  • If you have a known COVID exposure or are ill, please do not attend Salad Days. See our refund policy for details.

Contact us with questions or concerns regarding these guidelines before purchasing tickets or attending the event.

Volunteers Needed!

Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have you. We have a multitude of roles that need to be filled to create a successful event. Click below to read more and sign up.


Event Sponsors


This year’s Salad Days is fast approaching and we need a few more sponsors for our favorite annual event! If you are interested in being a 2024 Salad Days Sponsor, please email Watershed’s Senior Development Manager Every Leclair.