Going To The Farm Sanctuary Hoe Down!

Farm Sanctuary Goat Dino eating flowers The Vegan Bus is happy to announce our first big event this year. We will be taking the bus from Northampton, MA to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY for their annual Hoe Down event, which they describe as

a rootin’ tootin’ weekend of animal-friendly activities at our farm in Watkins Glen, New York. This annual event draws activists from all across the U.S. and Canada for presentations and workshops, visit time with friendly farm animals, delicious veggie food, and, of course, plenty of lively entertainment.

Country Hoe Down guests can also camp on the farm with other animal-friendly folks, enjoy catered vegan meals, hop on hayrides, hang out around a warm bonfire, and meet and greet our shelter residents. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we will also be offering early bird yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday, and chances to join author George Eisman on his ever-popular Wild Edibles Hike.

As always, Saturday night will be devoted to celebration, as we invite guests to throw on their dancing shoes and get down at our festive barn dance. For those attendees more comfortable off the dance floor, we will also provide a toasty bonfire under the stars to which guests are encouraged to bring their musical instruments!

DETAILS: Departure Time: Friday, August 1st at 11AM. Return Time: Sunday August 3rd by 9PM

Itinerary: We will leave on Friday morning at 11am from Northampton, MA. We estimate the ride to take between 7-8 hours (It is under six hours by car but the bus can't go quite as fast). We will bring a vegan picnic lunch to serve everyone mid-way along the trip. We encourage you to also bring your own snacks! We hope to arrive in time to set up tents while it is still light.

Friday Night there is a bonfire. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, musical instruments and vegan marshmallows! For the Itinerary on Saturday thru Sunday please see Farm Sanctuary's Hoe Down Schedule of Events. We plan to leave Sunday by 1PM (after the provided Vegan Lunch) unless everyone decides they want to stay longer based upon our actual travel time on the way there. We hope to be back in Northampton no later than 9PM.

Tickets: Farm Sanctuary charges $85 registration fee for the event, which is included in our $120 round trip ticket. You will need to bring camping gear and snack food plus clothing for the weekend. There are no showers available at the farm but we can provide a trip into town to go swimming or to a shower facility on Saturday. There are bathrooms and running water at the farm.

Bus is full, event is sold out!

Once we have people registered we will decide on where to depart from in Northampton. We are willing to pick people up from their homes if they are within a reasonable distance from downtown Northampton. We will be traveling on the MA Pike from Springfield to the NY State Thruway past Albany and Syracuse. We can possibly pick up passengers along the way as long as we don't have to go more than 5 miles off of our route.

If you have any other questions please feel free to Contact Us.