Twilight Tour — Orland

The Twilight Tour is now sold out.

Orland, CA     |     Saturday, September 9, 2017

As the sun starts to set and the evening gets cooler, the animals are winding down from a long day of eating, playing, and napping. But there’s still plenty of fun to be had! The animals would love your company for one last belly rub or head scratch before bedtime, and our Twilight Tour is a great way to interact with our residents unlike any way you’ve done before! This is a perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and family to our residents and acquire deeper knowledge about their characteristics and personalities.

Farm Sanctuary sign

This event will feature

  • inspiring presentations by Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur and National Shelter Director Susie Coston;
  • an evening reception with appetizers including vegan wine, cheese, and snacks;
  • and sanctuary time with the animals — tour each barn at your own pace and interact with our rescued residents!

Whether you’ve visited before or are brand new to Farm Sanctuary, our Twilight Tour is a great way to learn more about farm animals and unwind at the end of your week.

Admittance fees are $30 per adult; $20 per child age 4-12; and free for children 3 and under. This event is expected to sell out, so we encourage you to register today.


Event Program:

2:30 p.m.

Registration begins

3 p.m.

“Meeting Our Farm Animal Friends” introductory talk by Northern California Shelter Manager Kate Powell in the People Barn Pavilion

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Sanctuary visiting time and hayrides
Visit the rescued animals who call Farm Sanctuary home at your own pace
Hayrides leave from the front of the People Barn

5:15 – 7 p.m.

Cocktail hour at the People Barn
Refreshments, presentation, and mingling

Speaker Bios:

Gene Baur with rescued farm animal at our farm animal sanctuaryGene Baur is president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. He has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 31 years, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses inflicted by industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. Gene’s latest book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day (Rodale), delivers five tenets for maintaining and sharing a compassionate, vegan life. His previous best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Touchstone), was published March 2008 and was recently re-released as an audiobook.

Susie CostonSusie Coston joined the Farm Sanctuary staff in 2000, after spending six years working with a veterinarian and at a sanctuary in West Virginia. With more than two decades of experience working with farm animals, she is a leading authority on both their care and behavior, and she calls on both her expertise and her deep connections with these animals (often referred to as “the farm animal whisperer”) to advocate for compassion for farm animals everywhere.

As Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director, Susie oversees a team of caregivers who provide individualized care to hundreds of rescued farm animals across the organization’s three sanctuary locations. They work closely with veterinarians who help Farm Sanctuary create and provide cutting-edge care and treatment to farm animals at every stage of their lives. Advances in farm animal care and treatment made at Farm Sanctuary under Susie’s guidance have led to huge strides in the field of farm animal medicine. She also shares her wealth of knowledge with other farm animal advocates, acting as a mentor to many peers who have started their own sanctuaries and leading Farm Sanctuary’s annual Farm Animal Care Conference, which provides valuable resources and hands-on training for people interested in caring for farm animals.

Kate Powell joined the Farm Sanctuary team in 2013 as our Northern California Shelter Manager. In her previous work managing a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility, Kate discovered a passion for helping farm animals and decided to switch career gears in order to combine her animal-care skills with her desire to help animals rescued from the meat, egg, and dairy industries. When she’s not on the farm providing loving, individualized care to our rescued residents, Kate can often be found sharing their stories through the Animals of Farm Sanctuary project (, helping readers learn that each and every farm animal is an individual deserving of our care and respect. One might say that Kate’s journey to Farm Sanctuary was meant to be: Her birthday is April 17, which just so happens to be Farm Sanctuary’s anniversary as well!

Volunteers Needed:

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 Twilight Tour, 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 Michelle Waffner at

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