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Sunday, September 8, 2019
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 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 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. Register today!

Farm Animal Care Conference SOLD OUT
Friday – Sunday, September 13 – 15, 2019
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 who are 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 operations, animal health, fundraising, administration, visitor and volunteer programs, and species-specific field time. It’s an essential learning experience for anyone considering or currently caring for rescued farm animals.

Veganism of Color Conference Kick-Off
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Watkins Glen, NY

Farm Sanctuary will be hosting a special kick-off event for the 2019 Veganism of Color Virtual Conference! The virtual conference creates a platform for discussion and community among vegans of color in a way that is inclusive of nonhuman animals and elevates a practice of veganism that is consistently anti-oppression. Hosted by Julia Feliz Brueck from Sanctuary Publishers in collaboration with Farm Sanctuary’s Social Justice Coordinator, Kamekǝ Brown, the kick-off event will include discussions, a vegan dinner, and a sanctuary tour to mark the start of two days of building community virtually across the globe.  It will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to be in relationship with nonhuman animals and other vegans of color in a sanctuary environment. Click this link for more details! For potential transportation assistance to the event, please contact Kamekǝ Brown at

Wild and Free Storytime for Kids at Farm Sanctuary
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Watkins Glen, NY

This fall, join us for a Wild and Free Storytime event at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. A catchy, repetitive rhyming picture book with beautiful illustrations by Sanctuary PublishersWild and Free helps introduce young children to concepts of animal use and teaches them to extend their care and empathy towards all. Written by an elementary school teacher, Andrea Zimmer, and illustrated/edited by Julia Feliz Brueck, children will become captivated by the bright imagery of animals they love while examining what it means for them to have a choice in how they interact with and impact others – both nonhuman and human. Storytime will be followed by a coloring activity featuring illustrations by Julia Feliz Brueck, sanctuary time with the animals, and plant-based snacks for kids. This event is FREE to the public for families with children ages 3-10 years. Check back for registration information.

Compassionate Thanksgiving Celebration
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Acton, CA

During this season of Thanksgiving, we invite you to gather with us as we celebrate and give thanks for the rescued animals who call Farm Sanctuary home. Our Compassionate Thanksgiving Celebration event will feature open sanctuary time with rescued cows, sheep, goats, and pigs; a delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal, and speaker presentations. We hope you can join us at this event with your friends and family so that we can all celebrate together! Check back for registration information.

Celebration for the Turkeys
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 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 turkeys, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, and other animals; an abundance of delicious vegan Thanksgiving fare; 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 registration information.

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.