Camping

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Camping Information

New York Country Hoe Down guests are invited to spend the night under the stars at Farm Sanctuary! Camping with other guests is a great way to make friends and connect with like-minded people.

Our camping area will be open Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 only. The camping area will be open to guests beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1.

If you plan to camp at the sanctuary, you will be responsible for bringing your own equipment, including tents, bedding, and flashlights. The Visitor Barn restrooms will be open 24 hours a day. Please be aware that, even in August, nighttime temperatures can be cold, so come prepared with appropriate clothing and bedding.

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Upon your arrival at Farm Sanctuary, a parking attendant will direct you to the camping area. For your safety, and that of our animal residents, we ask that you please park and camp only in designated areas. We will provide guests with plenty of opportunities throughout the weekend to experience our sanctuary and spend quality time with the rescued animals. No guests will be allowed on the sanctuary grounds throughout the weekend unless accompanied by a Farm Sanctuary staff member.

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Please be advised that the noise from the Saturday night Hoe Down barn dance may extend late into the night. If you expect that this will be a problem for you, please prepare yourself with any items you may need to minimize the disturbance (e.g., earplugs). If you would prefer hotel lodging, please see our list of local accommodations. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible since nearby hotels fill up quickly.

Companion Animal Policy
For the safety of the animals in our care and yours, we are unable to accommodate your companion animals at the sanctuary.

Shower Availability
Unfortunately, our facilities cannot handle the volume of water required to provide showers for Hoe Down participants during their stay at Farm Sanctuary. Therefore, shower facilities will not be available during the Hoe Down. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate the understanding of our guests.

Fire Policy
We will host a communal bonfire on Saturday night. All other fires at the sanctuary are prohibited. Smoking is allowed, although we ask that you limit smoking to the front porch of the Visitor Barn.

Alcohol Policy
Farm Sanctuary permits the lawful consumption of alcohol in the Visitor Barn and designated camping areas. All guests who intend to consume alcohol at the event must show proper identification at the registration table. For the safety of all guests and animal residents, alcohol is not allowed in or around any of the barns or animal pastures at any time.

Vegan Policy
Out of respect for our rescued farm animal residents, as well as the mission of our organization, we ask that you refrain from consuming any animal products while visiting Farm Sanctuary. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

This information will help you maximize your enjoyment of your weekend with us. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 607-583-2225 ext. 221 with questions. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Hoe Down!