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It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing, there’s a crispness to the evening air, and we’re going crazy getting ready for our biggest, swankest, most talked-about event of the year: THANKSLIVING. Our eighth annual banquet is set to land on Sunday, October 20th. This is our most important fundraiser of the year as it raises essential cash to get us through the long, hard Catskill winter.  READ ABOUT LAST YEAR’S EVENT.

Although not certified by Guinness, this annual tradition of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is certainly the world’s largest all-vegan seated meal ever served in a goat pasture. Our heated tent holds 250 people from as local as Woodstock to as far away as Vermont and Pennsylvania, all to enjoy a gourmet vegan Thanksgiving-themed dinner where our rescued turkeys are the guests of honor instead of the main course! Before guests sit down to eat we celebrate and honor our rescued turkey friends by feeding them pumpkin pies, stuffed squash and other goodies – guests are welcome to participate!

Money raised from ticket sales helps the Sanctuary raise essential funds to get us through the long Catskills winter, when hay and other costs skyrocket. The event is held more than a month before the traditional Thanksgiving holiday to take full advantage of the gorgeous leaves and warmer weather, and to give attendees ideas to take back to family and friends for their own meatless celebration.

“46 million Turkeys will be slaughtered in the US alone for Thanksgiving,” said WFAS director Jenny Brown. “With entities as varied as the United Nations, Bill Clinton and Alicia Silverstone all advocating a vegetable-based diet as essential for environmental as well as human health, the time is right to move away from celebrating with a dead bird who lived a sad life on the table.”

Live music, a silent auction and close encounters with over 300 rescued farm animals will round out a memorable afternoon.

For the car-challenged NYC-types we’re timing it so you can take a bus!  And we encourage ride-sharing via the website Ridejoy.com.

You can expect an incredible & inventive Thanksgiving-themed vegan feast, and dessert by the famous and much-loved Vegan Treats! More details about the menu as they emerge!

Plus there’s an extensive silent auction and raffle, very cool animal-friendly goods and services that had the whole crowd abuzz last year. Get all your holiday shopping done while stuffing yourself!

Tickets are $125 for adults, which includes our legendary goodie bag, or $175 for reserved VIP seating, open bar and an extra-special goodie bags.  

Event starts at 1pm and you can arrive as early as noon but please not before that as we’ll still be in our bathrobes and hair curlers! 

Gluten free? We got your back — but we need to know as far as possible in advance, please make a note on the order form when you pay for the tickets.

Please patronize our super-groovy product and service donors:

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Agrigento Designs

Alternative Baking Company

Angie’s Popcorn – Naturally Simple Popcorn

Arbonne – Beauty Products

Bad Ass Vegan – Power Cookies

Beanfields – Bean Chips

Bearsville Theater – Event Tickets

BenBella Books – Publishers of The China Study and The Happy Herbivore

Better Botanicals – Skin and Hair Products

Beyond Skin – Vegan Shoes

Biobags – Compostable Bags

Bonifide Designs – Handmade Glass Beads

Brad’s Raw Foods – Veggie Chips and Raw Foods

Brave Gentleman – Vegan Shoes & Attire

Bread Alone - Hand-Crafted Organic Breads

Breville – Juicers and Coffee Makers

 Butterfield Pottery

Calico Dragon Bags – Vegan Bags

Catskill Rose Lodging & Dining

Catskill Seasons Inn

Chicago Vegan Foods -Vegan Marshmallows

Cinnamon Snail - Vegan, Organic Food Truck

Citra Solv – Earth-friendly Cleaning Products

Comedy Central - Variety Box of DVDs

Cookie Devi – Yummy Vegan Cookies 

Cow Jones Industrials – Vegan Boutique

Crazy Sexy Life – Kris Carr’s Books and Juicer

Crystalyn Kae – Sustainable Bags & Luggage

Da Capo Lifelong Press – “Meatanomics”

Derek Goodwin – Crazy but Talented Photographer

Dr. Bronners – Fair Trade Soaps

Dream Water – Sleep & Relaxation Shots

Ecco Bella – Cosmetics & Body Care

Echo of the Dreamer – Exquisite Jewelry 

Esotec Beverages – Thirst Comes First

FakeMeats.com – Online Source of Vegetarian and Vegan Meats & Treats

Frey Wine – Organic Wines

The Gentle Chef – Cookbook and Web Resource

Goddess Verde – Artisan Soap, Skin Care and Soy Candles

Gunas – Vegan Bags & Accessories

Happy Baby – Vegan Baby Gift Set

Heart of Woodstock – English Retreads Computer Bag

Honey & Cocoa – Natural Homemade Skincare

Jai Mala Rose – Hand-Crafted Rose-Clay Bead Mala  

Juice Beauty – Organic Beauty Products

Karma Road – Vegetarian Deli, Bakery, Juice and Smoothie Bar

Kate’s Lazy Meadow Inn – Mt Tremper, NY and Joshua Tree, UT

Kayt Hester – Visual Artist

Kim Alderman – Primitive Modern Ceramics

Lagusta’s Luscious – Fine Handmade Chocolates

LAIKA Magazine  – Quarterly Vegan Lifestyle Magazine 

Lazy Dog Cookies – Vegan Dog Treats

Louisville Vegan Jerky – Spicy Snacks

LUSH – Handmade Cosmetics 

Marcus Pierno – Custom Companion Animal Potraits

Michelle Leon – Vegan Belts, Handbags & Jewelry

Minabea – Unisex Jewlery/Cuffs

Miriam Chisholm – Assemblage Artist

Modern Mythology - Spiritual Gift Shop

Moo Shoes – Vegan Shoes

Neuara – Vegan Shoes

New World Home Cooking Co. –  Global, Local, Sustainable Cuisine by Chef Ric Orlando

No Whey Chocolates – Scrumptious Vegan Chocolates

Nuts.com – Bulk nuts

NY Naturals – Kale Chips

One Lucky Duck – Cookbooks & Snacks

Pamela Wilson – Nature Photographer

Parma – Vegan Parmesan Super-Food

Parmela – Grated Parmesan Cheese Replacer

Paula Menetrey – Painter

Plant Fusion – Plant Protein Supplement 

Posh Pelts – Faux Fur Blankets and Throws

Primal Strips – Vegan Meatless Jerky

Raw Revolution – Organic Live Food Bar

Red Robin Song Guest House - A Berkshire B & B

Red Wheel Weiser Publisher – “Meatanomics” and “Voices of the Food Revolution”

River Rock Health Spa – Woodstock’s Top-Rated

Seventh Generation – Natural Cleaning and Personal Products

Shiny Mama Beauty –  Cosmetics

SoyBoy – Organic Tofu, Tempeh, and Soy Products

Spider Ink Studio – Etchings

Splice Photography – Vegan Weddings and More

Stace Glassworks – Necklace and Wine Charms & Stopper

A StreamSide Cottage – Vacation Rental Cottage

 Sun and Earth – Natural Cleaning Products

Sunflower Natural Foods Market – All Natural & Organic Grocer

Sunfood Super Food - Raw Organic non-GMO Super Foods

Surf Sweets – Organic and Natural Sour Worms

Tofu Express – Tofu Presses

Urban Dawgs – Vegan Dog Training Supplies

Vaute Couture – Fashion for the Big-Hearted

Vegan Appetite – Virtual Vegan Kitchen and Blog

The “V” Word – Recipe Goddess

Vegan Cuts – Snack Box

Vegan Essentials – Gift Certificates

Vegan Guide To NYC – Guide Books

The Vegg – Vegan Egg Yolk

Vitamix – Hi-Speed Blenders

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

YAWP! - Organic Bars

Zaum Store/Gear – Vegan Bags