Events

Events

Information about ticket purchasing and additional details about our 2019 events will be released as event dates approach. Please check back for more information or join our email list to be notified when tickets go on sale for events near you.


Valentine’s Day
February 10, 2019
Acton, CA

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to honor the loving relationships in our lives, and to treat ourselves and those we care about to the traditions and experiences that are close to our hearts. Back by popular demand, Farm Sanctuary’s Valentine’s Day event is an opportunity to begin or continue relationships with our animal residents and witness the loving ways in which they interact with one another. This event will feature a delicious vegan lunch, a farm animal love story presentation, sanctuary time with the animals, a make-your-own-valentine station, a photo booth, and a special take-home valentine. Get your tickets!


Sunday Brunch at the Sanctuary
April 7, 2019
Acton, CA

Join us on April 7 for our Sunday Brunch at the Sanctuary! This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate spring, a season where many of us feel rejuvenated and inspired to make positive changes for ourselves and those we care about. Coming together for a communal vegan meal is a great way to accomplish this and to honor the animals’ new lives at sanctuary! This event includes a delicious plant-based brunch, a farm animal presentation by one of our knowledgeable staff members, and sanctuary time with our rescued residents. Whether you’re vegan or just looking to try something new, we invite you to share this day with all of us at the sanctuary. Check back for registration information.


Pignic
July 4, 2019
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 vegan picnic lunch, crafts, and outdoor games. Our Watkins Glen location is a perfect place to enjoy a long summer day and celebrate everyone’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We hope to see you there! Check back for registration information.


Hoedown
August 10 – 11, 2019
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 Hoedown includes delicious vegan catered meals, on-site camping, hay rides, a cocktail hour, and dancing! The Hoedown is a wonderful educational and fun-filled gathering for all of those who are interested in inspiring change in the way society views and treats farm animals. Check back for registration information.


Farm Animal Care Conference
Beginner Level: September 13 – 15, 2019
Advanced Level: October 4 – 6, 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. Check back for registration information.


Celebration for the Turkeys
November 2, 2019 | Acton, CA
November 3, 2019 | Acton, CA
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.