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.
2021 Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary
May 15, 2021 1-3 pm SOLD OUT
June 26, 2021 1-3 pm SOLD OUT
July 24, 2021 1-3 pm
August 21, 2021 1-3 pm
September 18, 2021 1-3 pm
October 16, 2021 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 recommended to ensure there are enough volunteers and in order to keep crowds down, while ensuring safety for the guests and animals. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event if they are still available.
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 we can change the date if you contact us. Purchase tickets here.
As always, check the website, Facebook page, or your email (if registered) to ensure an event date hasn’t been changed.
Other events at Sunrise Sanctuary
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Spring Fling 2021 – Regan’s Birthday Bash: Sunday, June 6 at 1 pm
Spring Fling is an annual celebration at Sunrise Sanctuary and one of the largest fundraisers of the year. This year they will also be celebrating Regan’s 1st birthday. All funds raised go directly toward caring for the precious souls that call Sunrise home. You can come to meet our furry and feathered family and mingle with like-minded animal lovers. There will be yummy vegan food included in the ticket price, a huge bake sale of delicious vegan baked goods, Sunrise merchandise for sale, and plenty of time with the animals.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 4-17, and free for 3 and under. Purchase here – they will sell out!
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
All youth must be supervised 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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