June 1, 2013 Acton, California
Hug a Farm Animal Day
Join us for an open-house-style celebration where you can spend the day with hundreds of other compassionate folks experiencing everything our Los Angeles-area sanctuary has to offer. Hug a Farm Animal Day is a great opportunity for first-time visitors to explore our newest location and discover that each of our rescued residents has an amazing story to share. For our seasoned guests, Hug a Farm Animal Day provides the perfect excuse to gather together a group of friends or family members and show them why this is such a special place for humans and animals alike. This half-day event will begin with everyone’s favorite — sanctuary time with cows, pigs, chickens, and other rescued residents who call Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres home. Following sanctuary time are delicious, cruelty-free hors d’oeuvres and inspiring presentations. Registration is required for this event. More Information.
August 3–4, 2013 Watkins Glen, New York
New York Country Hoe Down
Each summer, hundreds of individuals concerned with and curious about farm animal protection gather at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter for the Country Hoe Down! The weekend is filled with inspiring presentations from expert speakers, interactive workshops and networking sessions, lots of quality time with the rescued animals of the sanctuary, live music, dancing, and delicious vegan food! The event has been hailed by attendees as a great way to keep up-to-date on the issues and to meet other like-minded people. Join us at the New York Country Hoe Down to kick off your summer rejuvenated, informed, and inspired! Check back for event details.
September 14–15, 2013 Watkins Glen, New York
Farm Animal Care Conference
The Farm Animal Care Conference offers participants an in-depth look into what it takes to start and operate a farm animal sanctuary. Participants will take part in interactive seminars on animal care, program administration, educational outreach, and fundraising and will have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the everyday operations of a sanctuary. Farm Sanctuary’s staff members will share insight from more than 25 years of experience as the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Guests will leave with a greater understanding of what it takes to rescue and provide life-long care for farm animals in a sanctuary setting. Learn more and register today.
Celebration for the Turkeys
November 2, 2013 Orland, California
November 9, 2013 Acton, California
November 16, 2013 Watkins Glen, New York
At Farm Sanctuary, we celebrate each Thanksgiving by honoring the rescued turkeys who call our sanctuaries home with a feast of greens, stuffed squash, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Following the Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony, registered guests are treated to a vegan holiday feast of their own as they enjoy inspiring presentations from leaders of the animal protection movement. The event is a highlight of the season for guests who are longtime vegans and also for those who are trying a vegan meal for the very first time. We invite you to take part in this compassionate holiday tradition with us! Check back for event details.