2017 CLAY Festival
The CLAY Festival stars on July 22 with the Farm to Table Fundraiser that showcases locally grown food from Silver City’s Farmer’s Market. The menu of chilled beet and chipotle soup, pit-roasted lamb, black beans, nopales con queso fresco, blue corn mesquite tortillas, salad, and a special dessert will be prepared by local chefs from Brazzas Grill, Shevek’s Casual and more. Local teens have grown the greens and vegetables that will be the servers at this special event, while Gruet Winery, from the Elephant Butte Reservoir area, will provide the wine.
In keeping with the spirit of CLAY, dining participants are asked to bring their favorite ceramic place setting—the best setting will be awarded a prize. Funds raised will help support the CLAY Festival in its efforts to foster an entrepreneurial spirit that engages local businesses, artists in creating to rural economic sustainability. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Volunteer Center's Food Bank and the Silver City Farmer's Market.
The opening celebration of the CLAY Festival is July 22 from 6 to 9 PM.
On the following days, look for workshops, lectures, tours, and other events, some of which are free to the public. Events wrap up on July 30, and include a free Mud Pie contest on July 29 and Poker fundraiser.
More information on the CLAY Festival can be found at clayfestival.com.