Details about each event will be released as the event date approaches. Please check back for more information.
Hoedown Conference — SOLD OUT
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. Please note that this event is now sold out; find a schedule of events and more information here.
Southern California Pignic
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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 now!
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.
Farm Sanctuary on the Hudson 2018 Gala
New York, NY
Thursday, October 4
Join us October 4 at the spectacular Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in NYC to honor changemakers and celebrate the difference we’re making together for farm animals!
Plant Powered Run & Walk for Farm Animals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary walks and endurance events have brought thousands of people together to get active for farm animals. The Plant Powered Run & Walk for Farm Animals was designed to promote the benefits of plant-based living, while educating the public on the deep emotional lives of farm animals and advocating for reform. We’re counting on you and your fellow compassion champions to pledge to help us raise money to continue in our fight for change. Together, we can outpace animal cruelty on behalf of the hundreds of rescued farm animals at Farm Sanctuary and the billions of others who deserve freedom from harm. Register now!
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.
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.