Details about each event will be released as the event date approaches. Check back for more information.
Barnyard Birthday Bash
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Join us in celebrating the lives of the animals at Farm Sanctuary at our Barnyard Birthday Bash! Although we don’t know the exact birth dates of all of our rescued residents, we set aside this special day to remember their stories and commemorate the day they arrived to safety at their new homes. The Birthday Bash celebration includes one on one time with rescued cows, sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys, and chickens, a telling of their incredible rescue stories, games, and, of course, plenty of delicious vegan cake and ice cream. Bring your friends and family to this festive event for all ages! Additional Information and Registration.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
This Mother’s Day, honor the bond between mothers and children of all species at our Mother’s Day event! On Sunday, May 14, we’ll celebrate the holiday with a delicious vegan brunch, open sanctuary time, and a presentation on the amazing animal mothers at Farm Sanctuary who have the opportunity to care for their babies, sometimes for the first time in their lives. We have the daily joy of observing the close bonds that the animals at Farm Sanctuary form with their family members and friends, and we can’t wait for you to join us on this special day to learn about and witness them as well. Additional Information and Registration.
Saturday, June 3, 2017, Watkins Glen, NY
Sunday, June 25, 2017, Acton, CA
Kickstart your summer at our annual Pignic! This event features sanctuary time with rescued animals, kid crafts and a delicious vegan picnic feast. Give a pig a belly rub, nuzzle 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 of all ages to relax, enjoy the onset of summer, and connect with new animal friends.
NYC Plant Powered Run
June 10, 2017
Fueled by Passion, Powered by Plants. The Plant-Powered Run will expand upon our previous Walk events by introducing a new run component. For our flagship events in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we will be partnering with America’s longest running and largest sustainability festival, Green Festival Expo. More info here.
July 16, 2017
Each year, thousands of athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan’s West Side highway. Finally, athletes put on their running shoes for a run through New York’s famed Central Park in the final stage of this iconic race. You can compete in this legendary event and help raise awareness as a part of Team Farm Sanctuary, an official 2017 Charity Partner. More info here.
Hoe Down Conference
August 12 and 13, 2017
Watkins Glen, NY
Join us this August for Farm Sanctuary’s beloved annual Hoe Down Conference! This two day gathering features presentations by experts in the animal protection movement, catered vegan meals, cocktail hour, dancing, hayrides, and—most importantly—plenty of open sanctuary time with the lovable animal residents who call Farm Sanctuary home! The Hoe Down Conference is a great place to unwind, connect with likeminded individuals, and learn ways we can all make the world a better place for farm animals.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
You won’t want to miss this day at the sanctuary that includes inspiring presentations by Gene Baur and Susie Coston and a cocktail hour featuring vegan cheese, wine and appetizers. There’s no better way to indulge in the vast array of delicious, plant based snacks available than in the tranquil presence of the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary. Come and enjoy compassionate food and company, and show some love to the rescued farm animals we are so fortunate to know.
Farm Animal Care Conference
September 22, 23, and 24, 2017
Watkins Glen, NY
With over 30 years of experience as the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, Farm Sanctuary is uniquely qualified to offer expert training on starting and operating an animal sanctuary. Through lectures and field time on the sanctuary, our directors and senior staff provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of sanctuary operatives including animal care, caregiver techniques, effective fundraising, program administration, and visitor program and educational outreach. The Farm Animal Care Conference is an essential gathering for anyone considering or currently caring for rescued farm animals.
Celebration for the Turkeys
Saturday, November 4, 2017 Acton, CA
Sunday, November 5, 2017 Acton, CA
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Watkins Glen, NY
Sunday, November 19, 2017 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. The event features open sanctuary time with cows, pigs, chickens, goats, and sheep, delicious vegan fare, presentations from experts in the animal protection movement, and a “Feeding of the Turkeys Ceremony,” during which our beloved turkeys 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.
Please note: This year we are holding four separate Celebration for the Turkeys events, each one day long, Guests will register for one of the four dates listed above.