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Tour & Paint Fundraiser!
Sunday, September 27 at 1:00. Join us for Farmaste's first ever Tour & Paint Fundraiser! First, you will have the opportunity to meet our residents, learn their stories, and hear more about what you can do to improve the lives of farmed animals everywhere. Then, we will follow a painter at Cheers Pablo in each painting our own beautiful portrait of Gertie that you will be able to take home as a souvenir!
The event will last approximately three hours and guests 12 and older are welcome (those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and all under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent prior to the tour). Advance ticket purchase is required. All tour guests will be required to wear a mask or other face covering for the duration of the tour; those without a mask will not be allowed on the tour. Social distancing will be maintained throughout the event. Activities that do not allow for appropriate social distancing (e.g., visiting with the pigs if they are in their barn) will unfortunately be skipped.
Public Farm Tours
Saturdays at 1:00 pm. The tours are your chance to meet our residents, learn their stories, and hear more about what you can do to improve the lives of farmed animals everywhere!
Tours last 75-90 minutes and involve walking uphill and over uneven surfaces. Children are welcome, but for the safety of our residents and your children, those under the age of five will be required to remain immediately next to their parents for the duration of the tour and will not be allowed into the pig or cow enclosures. Companion animals are not allowed on property. Waterproof closed toe footwear is encouraged. Tours are offered for a $10 donation - the cost of the tour will go directly to the care of the animals you meet! If you purchased a 2020 Midwest Sanctuary Tour, please e-mail for booking instructions.
Due to COVID-19 and consistent with guidance from the MN Department of Health, tour groups will be limited to 10 or fewer people. Due to controlled group size, advance ticket purchase is required. All tour guests will be required to wear a mask or other face covering for the duration of the tour; those without a mask will not be allowed on the tour. Finally, social distancing will be maintained throughout the tour. Activities that do not allow for appropriate social distancing (e.g., visiting with the pigs if they are in their barn) will unfortunately be skipped.
Because we rely on donations related to tours, we unfortunately cannot provide refunds for purchased tour tickets. If you need to reschedule, please contact us at least 24 hours before your tour to let us know you need to change your tour date. Requests to reschedule within 24 hours will not be accommodated - unfortunately that results in empty spots on tours and fewer donations for our residents. In the case of rain, we will reach out about rescheduling your tour date. If we need to cancel due to weather, we will e-mail you no later than 10 am the morning of the tour.
All of that aside, we are absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome you all back to the sanctuary in a safe environment! We know many of you could use some fresh air and animal love. See you soon!