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

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. Click here for more 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! Click here for more 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. Additional information and registration.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Steppin’ Out for Farm Animals
Sanctuary at Admiral | Seattle, WA
Join Gene Baur and Farm Sanctuary for an evening celebrating 30 years of rescue, education, and advocacy.
Additional information and registration.


Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016
30th Anniversary Intern Reunion
Orland, CA
Former Farm Sanctuary interns are invited to join us for a weekend of socializing with fellow program alums, reconnecting with the sanctuary residents, and rekindling your activism for farm animals.

Event will include speakers, activism resources, volunteer opportunities, plenty of sanctuary time, and great vegan meals. Click here for more 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.