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The Vegan Bus

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ThanksLiving at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!

thanksliving The Vegan Bus is excited to announce our first road trip to an animal sanctuary! On Sunday November 18th we will be traveling from Northampton, MA to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY for their 2nd annual "ThanksLiving" Banquet & Fundraiser. The sanctuary is truly amazing, a peaceful home for rescued cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and of course turkeys. It is a transcendent experience to spend time with these sentient beings who share this world with us. The sanctuary itself is situated in a bucolic landscape with a wonderful view of the Catskill mountains. Founders Jenny Brown and Doug Abel have created something amazing, and it is a less than three hour ride from Northampton on our veggie-powered bus. Here is what the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary's web site has to say about the event...

Please join us for our very festive ThanksLiving fundraiser -- a unique new tradition where the turkeys are the main guests of honor rather than the main course! You'll be warm and toasty inside a large heated tent in the goat pasture, surrounded by stunning views of the Catskill Mountains. Naturally our turkeys will be joining us at a table set especially for them. We're pleased to have celebrity veg chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz preparing the main dish, Little Vegan Monsters going postal on some apps and desserts, plus lots of local (and not-so-local) restaurants providing scrumptous side dishes.


In addition to an amazing spread that will leave everyone with very full bellies, non-edible treats will include:

  • Comedy by Dan Piraro ("Bizarro")
  • Acoustic music by the incredible Elizabeth Mitchell & Daniel Littleton of "Ida", known for their lovely, subtle folk-flavored indie-rock.
  • Paul Shapiro of HSUS will speak on some of the big issues in the animal rights movement.
  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, founder of Compassionate Cooks will speak about the joy of vegan cooking.
  • Sanctuary Director Jenny Brown will do something unpredictable, as usual.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is selling adult tickets for $75, student tickets for $45, and children's tickets for $25. The price is not only for the dinner but also to help WFAS survive through the winter. The Vegan Bus is asking for $20 per person for the round trip, but we did negotiate a $10 discount on the adult tickets... so the prices are:

  • Adults $85
  • Students $65
  • Children $45
    • The bus will leave at 10am from 129 Main St, Northampton, MA. (Look for the big green bus.) The bus will leave from the sanctuary by 5pm.

      You can PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! We look forward to meeting you and giving you a ride on our veggie powered bus!