2020 Valentine’s Day Event

Join us for our Valentine's Day 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 — stroll the sanctuary grounds and visit the rescued animals

This event is expected to sell out. Register today <link to Registration page> so you don’t miss out!


Jessica Due

Jessica Due

Jessica Due

JESSICA DUE serves as the West Coast Shelter 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.

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.