Details about each event will be released as the event date approaches. Please check back for more information.
Barnyard Birthday Bash
Sunday, April 8, 2018
This April, we invite you to join us in collectively celebrating the birthdays and rescue dates of the animals who live at Farm Sanctuary at our Barnyard Birthday Bash! This annual party features open sanctuary time with the rescued pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, chickens, and cows who call Farm Sanctuary home; an abundance of vegan cake, ice cream, and other birthday goodies; games; face painting; and a bouncy castle. Bring your friends and family as we share and reflect on the amazing journeys these animals have made, and to wish them the best in the many more fun-filled years they have yet to enjoy at the sanctuary ahead! Register now!
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Join us on Mother’s Day for our second annual Mother’s Day Brunch! This event features a delicious catered brunch, an educational presentation from our staff on the mothers who reside at our Acton shelter, crafts and activities, and of course, open sanctuary time with our rescued residents. Our Mother’s Day Brunch is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday, and to show gratitude and appreciation for all the human and non-human friends and family members in our lives.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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 delicious assortment of your favorite picnic foods, crafts, and outdoor games. Our 175-acre Watkins Glen location is a perfect place to enjoy the long summer days and to celebrate every being’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We hope to see you there!
Hoe Down Conference
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 Hoe Down 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.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Help us say farewell to summer with this animal-friendly take on a traditional picnic. At Farm Sanctuary, you can try a veggie burger or 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 summer 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.
Farm Animal Care Conference
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.
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.