Experience the Dirt Dauber Clay Festival

dirt dauber clay festival

For those who appreciate the effort and detail that goes into sculpting something out of clay, the 8th annual Dirt Dauber Clay Festival is a must-attend event. This annual festival continues its several-year tradition in late May.

Where and When

This year’s Dirt Dauber Clay Festival will be at the Eye of the Dog Arts Center, just like in previous years. That art center is at 405 Valley View West Road, so you should be able to find it relatively easily. Admission is free and the event is on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. On Saturday it starts at 10 a.m.; it begins at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Both days, the event ends at 5 p.m.

Browse the Clay Crafts

As you explore the Dirt Dauber Clay Festival, you will find more than 40 different clay artists from around Texas showing off their wares and demonstrating how they make their pieces. You can go window shopping to admire all the gorgeous pieces, but we suggest bringing along some money so you can buy pieces that truly catch your eye. You may find décor for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift you have been in search of for a birthday, graduation present, or other upcoming occasion. Make sure to check out the winners from the Second Annual Mug Show while at the festival as the work will be on display.


This free event is family friendly and even includes an area for kids to play with clay. This means you may get to take home a memento your child makes that day or see your child become inspired by the amazing artwork and take an interest in creating art from clay.

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More than Just Browsing Clay

Find the right vehicle to take you and your purchases back to your San Marcos, Texas, home from the Dirt Dauber Clay Festival. There will be live music throughout the weekend so you can stop and listen to local musicians or enjoy it as background music as you browse. Expect refreshments for sale to keep your energy going as you browse. There will also be plenty of demonstrations and contests.

Consider Visiting Eye of the Dog Art Center Another Time

If you can’t make it to the Dirt Dauber Clay Festival or like what you see so much that you want to see more, head to the Eye of the Dog Art Center another time. It has been part of the San Marcos community for 10 years, but the staff have more than 30 years of experience teaching and creating art. Take a class or attend a workshop or boot camp to learn some new skills or hone your existing ones – or just visit the gallery to buy some items or shop on the website. The property even has its own inn on site.

The team at Nissan of San Marcos will gladly help you find the perfect vehicle to take you and your purchases home from the Dirt Dauber Clay Festival to your San Marcos, Texas, home.