Events

Events

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

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! Read more information.

Registration for the 2015 New York Hoe Down is now full and the waiting list is full.

Twilight Tour
Acton, CA September 5, 2015
Watkins Glen, NY September 12, 2015
As the animals finish their dinners and start winding down, they’d love your company for one last belly rub or head scratch before bedtime!  Our Twilight Tour, back by popular demand, is a great chance to interact with the animals in new ways as you learn about their nighttime habits.  The event will feature visiting time with our animal residents, an educational talk from one of our expert staffers, and a light reception afterwards.  This is a unique opportunity to bond with your favorite sanctuary pals as the sun begins to set and to take in the true beauty of nature.  Check back for additional information and registration.

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. Read more information.
The 2015 Farm Animal Care Conference is now sold out and the waiting list is full. 

November 15, 2015
Feed the Turkeys
Acton, CA
Every Thanksgiving, Farm Sanctuary offers opportunities to celebrate a compassionate Thanksgiving holiday.  This event will feature open-barn time to meet the Farm Sanctuary animal residents and our famous turkey-feeding ceremony –help us treat our beloved turkeys to a feast of squash, cranberries, and pumpkin pie!  Our turkeys are thankful for your friendship, love, and support.  This event will also include light refreshments and presentation by Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director Susie Coston. We encourage you to help us celebrate this year!  Please check back for additional information and registration.

November 21, 2015
Celebration for the Turkeys
Watkins Glen, NY
Every Thanksgiving, Farm Sanctuary offers opportunities to celebrate a more compassionate holiday.  Our annual Celebration for the Turkeys is one of our most popular, and we encourage you to help us celebrate this year!  This event will feature open-barn time to meet the Farm Sanctuary animal residents, our famous turkey-feeding ceremony, and our lavish offsite vegan Thanksgiving banquet and speaker presentations.  Help us honor our beloved turkeys as we treat them to a feast of squash, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.  Our turkeys are thankful for your friendship, love, and support.   Please check back for additional information and registration.

Check back soon for details on our new November Washington DC-area and San Francisco-area events.

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

Read about some of our past events.