New York Summer Pignic

Celebrate Freedom at Farm Sanctuary!

The 2019 Pignic is now SOLD OUT. Please email Racquele Goody to be added to the waiting list.

Kick off your summer with kindness by joining Farm Sanctuary for a Summer Pignic in Watkins Glen! What exactly is a “Pignic?” It’s our annual vegan picnic where guests can sample vegan alternatives to traditional picnic foods and spend time connecting with rescued pigs and other animals who are free to live their lives at our New York Shelter.  

The Pignic is a perfect way to introduce your friends and family to Farm Sanctuary. This event is open to all compassionate or curious individuals—vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike—to come together and celebrate their love of animals.  

Please note: We are seeking volunteers for this event. Sign up to lend a hand!


  • A vegan picnic lunch including veggie hot dogs, potato salad, and other delicious, plant-based versions of your favorite summer foods!
  • Sanctuary time; meet and interact with rescued farm animals!
  • Farm animal-themed crafts and games
  • Browse our gift shop, which offers books, apparel, and other souvenirs


  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

    Event Registration

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Vegan Picnic Lunch

  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Activities; Face painting, Kids crafts

  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Gift shop closes and Event Concludes


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 the Pignic, and we would love to have your help!

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

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Michelle Waffner. 

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