If you’re an animal lover, make plans to visit Sunrise Sanctuary for Open Barn Days! You’ll meet the dogs, cats, bunnies, and a plethora of farm animals who have been rescued and now call Sunrise “home”.
Sunrise Sanctuary, Inc. is a non-profit organization that rescues and cares for farmed and companion animals who were abandoned, abused, or neglected. If you have love to give, they have the animals who need it!
Open Barn Days
There are over 170 animals at Sunrise Sanctuary, and Open Barn Days give you the chance to visit with, pet, and get to know these lovable animals! On Open Barn Days, Sunrise Sanctuary is open to the public for self-guided tours through the Sanctuary.
Volunteers will be throughout the property to answer questions or for assistance.
Guests are welcome to take photos and selfies with the animals, but do not bring food of any kind for safety reasons. Some animals can be food aggressive, and others have restricted diets.
Sunrise Sanctuary does accept produce donations for feeding during their regularly scheduled feeding times. The animals love greens, apples, melons, bananas, pears, pumpkins and winter squash. Please do not bring spoiled or moldy produce.
Open Barn Days are select Saturdays from 1-3 pm, and you may visit anytime during those hours. Make sure you give yourself time to visit with the animals, as they close promptly at 3 pm. Events are held rain or shine.
2023 Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary
April 22, 2023 from 1-3 pm
May 13, 2023 from 1-3 pm
June 24, 2023 from 1-3 pm
July 22, 2023 from 11 am -1 pm
August 19, 2023 from 11 am -1 pm
September 9, 2023 from 1-3 pm
October 7, 2023 from 1-3 pm
Admission prices are: Adult (18+) Admission $10, Youth (4-17) Admission $5, and Children 3 and under are free. All funds raised go directly toward caring for the animals that call Sunrise home. It is a non-profit charity, and relies on donations, events, and fundraising to care for the animals.
Tickets are required to ensure there are enough volunteers and in order to keep crowds down, while ensuring safety for the guests and animals. They usually sell out weeks or months ahead, so don’t wait!
The cost of the tickets is non-refundable, but they are transferable should you not be able to attend. You can give them to a friend or you can contact the farm to attempt to change the date. Purchase tickets here.
As always, check the website, Facebook page, or your email (if registered) to ensure an event date hasn’t been changed.
Tips for A Safe and Enjoyable Visit
Dress for the weather and no umbrellas, they scare the animals
Wear closed toed shoes that have good tread on them
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
Do not bring your pets, for the safety of your animals and yours
Do not feed the animals or bring food of any kind inside the main gate
Supervise all youth at all times
Be respectful of the animals, no running, yelling or chasing them
Wait for a volunteer to open gates
Please park in the grass, do not block the driveway
Can’t make it to Open Barns Days, but would love to learn more about the animals? Read the animal stories on the website to see their stories and enjoy them from a distance.
photos courtesy of Sunrise Sanctuary
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