Salad Days

Due to COVID-19, Watershed has cancelled 2020 Salad Days on campus and will instead host a Salad Days online fundraiser that features popular parts of the on-campus event.


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 550 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 are $40 and includes 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. Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!