2020 Valentine’s Day Event

Join us for our Valentine's event in Acton, CA!

Join us on Sunday, February 9 for our annual Valentine’s Day event at our Acton, CA sanctuary—home to over 100 rescued farm animals!

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to honor the loving relationships we have in our lives, including romantic partnerships, friendships, family bonds and of course relationships with animals.

This relaxing event will allow you to get to know farm animals on a deeper level and enjoy a tasty vegan Valentine’s lunch!


  • Sanctuary time with the cows, pigs, sheep, and other rescued residents who call Farm Sanctuary home!
  • An animal love story presentation by Shelter Manager, Jessica Due
  • Special take-home valentines
  • Vegan Valentine’s lunch in the courtyard
  • Photo Booth
  • Make your own Valentine station
  • Our gift shop, offering compassionate books, apparel, and other souvenirs, will also be open for browsing.

We are excited to continue this tradition of honoring the loving connections established at Farm Sanctuary, and hope to share this experience with you and the people that you love. At Farm Sanctuary, we see how love transforms the animals and their human friends, and we invite you to experience what the holiday—and life at sanctuary—are all about.


  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Event registration
    (please note: The sanctuary front gate will not open until 12:00 p.m.)

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Vegan Valentine’s Lunch

  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Valentine’s Day Crafts
    Make Your Own Valentine Station
    Photo Booth
    Gift Shop Open

  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    Guest Presentations

  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Sanctuary Time

This event is expected to sell out. Register today so you don’t miss out!


Jessica Due

Jessica Due

Jessica Due

JESSICA DUE serves as the Senior Shelter Operations Manager of Farm Sanctuary. Jessica is in her fourth year as a Farm Sanctuary employee, though she was a volunteer for several years prior to officially joining the animal caregiving team. She cofounded the first CareFarm in California and the second one in the United States, was a former Director of Animal Care with another farm animal sanctuary, lifelong vegetarian, and a decade-strong vegan, Jessica has always tried to be on the right side of history and fight against injustices to all species. In her free time, she enjoys gardening (using permaculture techniques), hiking, camping, painting, and playing music.

Gene Baur

Gene Baur

Gene Baur

GENE BAUR is co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary and has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. He was a pioneer in undercover investigations and instrumental in passing the first U.S. laws to ban inhumane factory farming practices. Beginning in 1986, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of animal agriculture and our cheap food system. He has written two national bestselling books. Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008 and listed as one of Booklist‘s top 10 Sci-Tech books, and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day was published by Rodale in 2015 and named the VegNews book of the year. Gene has a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He’s been vegan since 1985 and recently started competing in marathons and triathlons, including an Ironman, to demonstrate the benefits of plant-based eating.

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 Valentine’s Day, 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 questions on volunteering or to sign up, please contact Katie Buxton.

Event Sponsors