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


June 5, 2016
Barnyard Birthday Bash
Watkins Glen, NY
Come kick start your summer by celebrating the lives of the animals at Farm Sanctuary at our annual Barnyard Birthday Bash! On Sunday, June 5th, we’re hosting a collective birthday party for our rescued residents. Bring your friends and family to help us honor the animals by spending quality time with them at the sanctuary, learning their incredible rescue stories, and celebrating their new lives.

The Bash will also include vegan cake, ice cream, cookies, games, and more!  Join us for a party where everyone is a guest of honor, from the animals to people like you who help them enjoy many more birthdays to come! Please register today! 


Sunday, June 12, 2016
Acton, CA
Celebrate the start of summer by joining us at our annual Pignic event!  Picnics are a fun way to enjoy the warm weather, relax with friends and family, and enjoy delicious food.  Farm Sanctuary is proud to offer animal-free versions of some of your favorite barbeque-style foods, demonstrating how easy it is to enjoy cherished traditions while extending peace and compassion to farm animals as well.  Guests will also enjoy sanctuary time with our rescued residents, including cows, goats, and of course, the pigs!  This event is a great way to enjoy the spirit of the season while also honoring the non-human individuals that are just as enthralled with the long, sunny days as we are! Additional information and registration.


Monday, July 4, 2016
Watkins Glen, NY
Spend the Fourth of July Holiday with your friends, family, and the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary! On July 4, we’re celebrating everyone’s right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness at our annual Pignic. Come spend quality time with the animals, and enjoy watching them engage in the natural, daily pursuits that make them happy. The event will include tours of the sanctuary, a delicious vegan picnic, kid crafts and more! Registration will be taken at the door on the day of the event. Click here for more details!


Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, 2016
Hoe Down
Watkins Glen, NY
Join us for one of Farm Sanctuary’s most beloved events­—our annual Hoe Down!  Whether you’re a longtime vegan or curious about learning more about farm animals and vegan eating, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with caring individuals and honor the rescued animals who call Farm Sanctuary home.  The weekend program includes inspiring and informative lectures from highly-acclaimed speakers in the animal movement, delicious vegan meals, our popular barn dance, and of course, time to bond with the animals.  This event sells out quickly, so be sure to register early for the opportunity to learn, laugh, and love at this celebration of compassionate living. Check back for registration information.


Saturday, September 3, 2016
Twilight Tour
Acton, CA
Farm Sanctuary’s Twilight Tour is a unique opportunity to interact with our rescued animals in a new light.  Just like people, farm animals are complex beings who partake in various activities and experience different moods throughout the day.  By witnessing their nighttime routines and preferences, you will gain a more in-depth understanding of each species and the individuals that comprise them.  This event will feature sanctuary time with the animals, an educational discussion from our shelter manager, and a light reception featuring vegan cheese and wine afterwards.  Whether you are a frequent visitor or a first-time guest, you will forge new connections with farm animals and will send them off to bed feeling cozy and loved! Check back for registration information.


September 16-18, 2016
Farm Animal Care Conference
Watkins Glen, NY
Farm Sanctuary’s long history of rescuing and caring for animals has put our staff 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 conference geared toward those interested in adopting animals or starting a sanctuary of their own. 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. Check back for registration information.


Celebration for the Turkeys
Orland: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Acton: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Watkins Glen: Saturday, November 19, 2016
The Thanksgiving season is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for the individuals and circumstances that enrich our lives, and for the ways that we are able to give back in return.  At Farm Sanctuary, we give thanks for the amazing animals who are now free from harm and for individuals like you who make our lifesaving rescue, education, and advocacy work possible.  Our annual Celebration for the Turkeys event, held in Acton, Orland, and Watkins Glen this year, is a meaningful way to honor turkeys by providing a compassionate alternative to traditional practices.  This event will feature sanctuary time with the animals, inspiring speakers, delicious cruelty-free food, and a turkey feeding ceremony, where the turkeys are honored instead of eaten.  We look forward to sharing this special tradition with you, and the animals are thankful for your continued love and support. Check back for registration information.


Farm Sanctuary 30th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

Join us as we reflect on 30 years of rescue, education, and advocacy and celebrate Farm Sanctuary’s rich history of accomplishments! Check back for registration information.

Read about some of our past events.