Events

Events

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Sanctuary Brunch & Speaker Series
Sunday, June 7, 2020 | Acton, CA

Join us on June 7 for our Sanctuary Brunch & Speaker Series! This event will feature presentations by Olympia Auset, founder of SÜPRMARKT, a low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA and Jennifer Jay, Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Community Engagement at UCLA. The event will also include a delicious plant based brunch, and sanctuary time with our rescued residents. Whether you’re a long time Farm Sanctuary member or just looking to try something new, we invite you to share this day with all of us at the sanctuary. Check back for information and registration.


Gallery Talk & Book Signing with Isa Leshko
Saturday, July 11, 2020 | Watkins Glen, NY

Farm Sanctuary is honored to welcome Isa Leshko, the author of Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries, to our Watkins Glen sanctuary. Isa has visited farm animal sanctuaries across America and photographed elderly animals, who have the rare good fortune of being allowed to live out their lives. Isa’s unique work reveals the personality of these animals in a way we have not seen before. In her words, “It is nothing short of a miracle to be in the presence of a farm animal who has managed to reach old age.” We invite you to join us on July 11, 2020 for a gallery talk and book signing by Isa. The event will also feature a cocktail hour with vegan hors d’oeuvres and drinks and, of course, a chance to meet the animals who reside at Farm Sanctuary, old and young. Check back for information and registration.


Sanctuary Weekend
August 22 & 23, 2020 | Watkins Glen, NY

This popular event, Sanctuary Weekend (formerly the Hoedown), brings together individuals who care about farm animals with leading experts on issues related to our modern food system. The event includes speaker presentations, time to meet the farm animal residents, delicious vegan catered meals, on-site camping, hay rides, a cocktail hour, and dancing! This event is a great way to learn the latest information about our food system, meet new friends and leave renewed and inspired! Check back for information and registration.


Farm Animal Care Conference
September 18-20, 2020 | Watkins Glen, NY

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 knowledgeable staff in basic animal care and operations, animal health, fundraising, administration, visitor, and volunteer programs, and species specific field time where registrants will be able to observe our health care team performing common animal healthcare procedures. The Farm Animal Care Conference is an essential learning experience for anyone considering or currently caring for rescued farm animals. Check back for registration information.


Twas’ the Night Before Thanksgiving Storytime
October 10, 2020 | Watkins Glen, NY

Join us for a Storytime event at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. A heartwarming tale, Twas’ the Night Before Thanksgiving, speaks to the natural love of animals that young children have. On the night before Thanksgiving, a group of children visit a turkey farm and meet Farmer Mack Nuggett. At the end of the trip, the students, inspired by the turkeys, give them a reason to be thankful. Storytime will be followed by sanctuary time with the animals and plant-based snacks for kids. Ages 3-10. Check back for information and registration.


Celebration for the Turkeys
November 8, 2020 | Acton, CA

November 21, 2020 | Watkins Glen, NY

Each Thanksgiving season, we set aside time to reflect on the profound gratitude we have for the rescued animals who live at Farm Sanctuary. Our Celebration for the Turkeys events feature open sanctuary time with rescued cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, and pigs, delicious vegan Thanksgiving dishes, speaker presentations, and our famous “Feeding of the Turkeys Ceremony,” during which we treat the turkeys to a feast of squash, pumpkin pie, kale salad, and cranberries. We hope you and your friends and family will join us in giving thanks at this beloved tradition! Check back for information and registration.


Allergy statement: Menu items served at our events may contain or come into contact with wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, or other allergens. We cannot guarantee that the food served at these events will be free of allergens.