Events

Events

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

Pop-Up Dinner
Friday, June 22, 2018
Chicago, IL

No matter where we pop up, Farm Sanctuary’s signature dinner series promises inventive eats, surprise guests, and truly authentic experiences designed to provoke thoughtful conversations about food, health, and the environment. Next stop? Chicago! Join Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur and a panel of regional thought leaders at Loft Lucia, the hottest venue in the West Loop. It’s the perfect place to enjoy celebrated plant-based chef Kevin Schuder’s four-course vegan masterpiece! Register now!


Pignic
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Watkins Glen, NY

Spend your Fourth of July holiday with your friends, family, and the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary! Come give the pigs a belly rub, play with the goats, feed clover to the turkeys and chickens, and relax with the cows! In addition to time with rescued farm animals, the event will feature a delicious assortment of your favorite picnic foods, crafts, and outdoor games. Our 271-acre Watkins Glen location is a perfect place to enjoy the long summer days and to celebrate every being’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We hope to see you there. Register now!


Hoedown Conference
Saturday and Sunday, August 11 – 12, 2018
Watkins Glen, NY

Each year, we invite animal lovers and experts in the animal protection movement to come together, celebrate the lives of the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary, and share and exchange ways to improve the world for others like them. In addition to speaker presentations and open sanctuary time with rescued farm animals, the conference includes delicious vegan catered meals, on-site camping, hay rides, cocktail hour, and plenty of dancing. The Hoedown is a wonderful educational and fun-filled gathering for all those who are working together to inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and to make the world more compassionate for all. Register now!


Pignic
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Acton, CA

Help us say farewell to summer with this animal-friendly take on a traditional picnic. At Farm Sanctuary, you can try a veggie burger or hot dog along with veganized versions of traditional picnic foods! This event also features sanctuary time with rescued farm animals and children’s crafts. Give a pig a belly rub, snuggle with a sheep, and enjoy your favorite summer foods in our serene sanctuary setting. The summer Pignic is a perfect place for friends and family members of all ages to relax, enjoy the final days of summer, and connect with new animal friends.


Farm Animal Care Conference — SOLD OUT
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 21 – 24, 2018
Watkins Glen, NY

With more than 30 years of experience as the nation’s leading farm animal rescue organization, Farm Sanctuary is pleased to host our annual Farm Animal Care Conference, geared toward individuals interested in learning more about how to effectively operate a farm animal sanctuary. The conference includes workshops from our expert staff in animal care and sanctuary operations, animal health, fundraising, administration, visitor and volunteer programs, and species-specific field time. Please note that this event is now sold out and the waiting list is full. Find a tentative schedule of events and more information here.


Gala
New York, NY
Thursday, October 4

Join us at the spectacular Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to celebrate more than three decades of rescue, education, and advocacy for farm animals!


Plant Powered Run & Walk for Farm Animals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, October 13, 2018

On your mark (mark your calendars)! Get set (set your goals)! And go (go FundRace for farm animals)! You can choose to run, jog, or walk – just be sure to show up for farm animals, because they need our help. This event – featuring 10K, 5K, and walk components – is for the whole family, for athletes, for kids, and for anyone who cares about animals and wants to fundraise to protect them.


Celebration for the Turkeys
Saturday, November 3, 2018  |  Acton, CA
Sunday, November 4, 2018  |  Acton, CA
Saturday, November 17, 2018  |  Watkins Glen, NY
Sunday, November 18, 2018  |  Watkins Glen, NY

Each November, Farm Sanctuary gives thanks for our supporters and the amazing animals in our care at our Celebration for the Turkeys. This event features open sanctuary time with rescued cows, pigs, chickens, goats, and sheep; delicious vegan fare; presentations from experts in the animal protection movement; and, of course, a Feeding of the Turkeys ceremony, during which our beloved turkey residents are honored with a feast of pumpkin pie, kale salad, cranberries, and squash. The Celebration for the Turkeys event is a wonderful way to give thanks for everyone in your life — both human and non-human.