Events

Events

 

Details about each event will be released as the event date approaches. Check back for more information.

June 13, 2015
Birthday Bash
Watkins Glen, NY

Join us for a barnyard birthday bash! This June, we’re having a collective birthday celebration for the animals at our New York shelter. This fun family event will include time with the animals, face painting, and cake and ice cream. Come party with us as we kick off the summer with the biggest celebration in town! Learn more.

Summer Pignic
Acton, CA June 27, 2015
Watkins Glen, NY July 4, 2015

As the 4th of July approaches, we would like to take this time to honor the independence of our rescued animals. Join us as we celebrate the pigs, cattle, turkeys, and other animals at Farm Sanctuary at our Summer Pignic! The event will feature sanctuary time with the animals and family-friendly activities. We will serve delicious animal-free versions of your favorite barbeque-style foods, such as veggie hotdogs and potato salad. This is a great way to celebrate a compassionate, relaxing holiday with friends and family and meet many other like-minded individuals. Check back for details.

August 15 and 16, 2015
New York Hoe Down
Watkins Glen, NY
This August, experience the event that animal lovers look forward to all year long! The New York Hoe Down is held at our gorgeous 175-acre shelter, where you can meet our rescued animal residents face-to-face. Guests enjoy presentations from a host of expert speakers on topics ranging from the environmental impact of factory farming to vegan cooking. Delicious vegan meals are included in the ticket price, as is complimentary on-site camping. Whether you wake up with the birds for morning yoga, sit down with Gene Baur and other sanctuary staff for “coffee talk,” or swing your partner at our famous barn dance, you’re sure to make connections that will last a lifetime! Check back for more details.

September 25, 26, and 27 2015
Farm Animal Care Conference
Watkins Glen, NY
Farm Sanctuary’s long history of rescuing and caring for animals has put our organization at the cutting edge of farm-animal care. The techniques and methods developed by our staff are used at sanctuaries across the country. Each fall, we invite guests to the sanctuary for a hands-on course geared toward those interested in adopting animals or starting a sanctuary of their own. This year we will be adding an extra day to provide guests with even more information and hands-on learning. Attendees benefit from the expert knowledge of our National Shelter Director Susie Coston as well as the directors of our Volunteer Programs, Visitor Experience and Development departments. If you want to learn more about what it takes to care for rescued farm animals, this is an experience that cannot be missed.

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Watch this space as we continue to post additional events! Thanks for your support of Farm Sanctuary.

Read about some of our past events.