California Summer Pignic

California Summer Pignic
Sunday, June 25

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Click here for information on the New York Pignic.

Here in Southern California, summer is a time for long days in the sun, beaches, BBQs and picnics with your family and friends. Unfortunately, these activities can be less than enjoyable activities for folks who love animals and don’t want to eat them. Here at Farm Sanctuary, we see animals as our friends, not our food. Our version of a picnic, which we like to call a PIGnic, is a time to celebrate pigs, and other farm animals by giving them affection and love, and leaving them off our plates.

Farm Sanctuary invites you to kick off your summer with compassion by joining us for our annual Summer Pignic! This is a wonderful opportunity to try vegan alternatives to your favorite picnic foods and connect with farm animals in new ways. As we honor the animals who are now free to enjoy their lives at sanctuary, we hope our guests will also experience the joy that can come from putting compassion first.

Registered guests will enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun, celebrating pigs and other farm animals with activities including:

  • A vegan picnic lunch
  • Farm animal crafts and activities in the courtyard
    • Get your caricature drawn by Simpson’s character designer, Dale Hendrickson
    • Get your face painted like your favorite farm animal
    • Enjoy a variety of farm animal themed kids crafts
  • sanctuary time with the pigs, cows, chickens, and other animals who call Farm Sanctuary home;
  • browsing our gift shop, which offers books, apparel, and other souvenirs.

This is a great way to introduce your friends and family to Farm Sanctuary and the animals who serve as ambassadors for their species. This event is intended for all compassionate individuals—vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike—to come together and celebrate the start of summer by showing love to animals. We hope to see you on Sunday, June 25 as we kick of the summer with caring individuals like you who bring love and life to farm animals everywhere.

This event is $30 for anyone 13 or older, $15 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under.


Schedule of Events

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Event registration

12 p.m.– 2 p.m.

Vegan Picnic Lunch
Enjoy vegan versions of your favorite traditional picnic foods

12 p.m.– 3 p.m.

Activities in the courtyard
Get your caricature drawn by Simpson’s character designer, Dale Hendrickson
Face painting and kids crafts

12:45 – 1 p.m.

Farm animal presentation by one of our knowledgeable staff members

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sanctuary time with our rescued animals
Visit rescued animals at your own pace

3:30 p.m.

Gift Shop Closes and Event Concludes

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

Farm Sanctuary, a source of education and inspiration for thousands of individuals each year, relies on the dedication of volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Summer Pignic and we would love to have your help!

Volunteers are needed to assist with all aspects of the event: setup, parking, registration, food service, gate assistance, staffing barns, cleanup, and more.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Breezy Rondilone.

VolunteerSorry, Registration Sold Out!


Farm Sanctuary would like to recognize the following companies for their generous donations to the Summer Pignic: