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Barn Bash Weekend Celebration

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Barn Sanctuary

20179 McKernan Drive

Chelsea, MI 48118

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Barn Bash Weekend Celebration

Barn Sanctuary is opening to our donors and supporters for the FIRST time this June! To celebrate we are hosting a weekend full of tours, activities and food right here at the sanctuary.

Join us for our first weekend-long celebration at the sanctuary! There will be food, music, art, yoga, vendors, a movie screening, a workshop and most importantly—TOURS! This is a great opportunity to learn more about our mission, meet our team and the animal residents, and enjoy a weekend full of activities outside. It is also our opportunity to thank you for the amazing support you've shown our organization over the past year.

We are so excited to share with you the amazing work we’ve been doing, and we can't wait for you to meet the staff, volunteers and animal rescues you’ve come to know online.

** Note: We are offering VIP and General Admission entry (descriptions below). Friday evening is exclusive to VIP guests only. All passes are limited and non-refundable.

Weekend Schedule


VIP guests only

4:00 PM - Open to VIP Guests

4:30 PM - VIP Tours

6:00 PM - VIP Dinner


11:00 AM - Open to General Admission Guests

12:00 PM - Tours Begin

3:30 PM - Raffle & Auction Winners Announcement

4:30 PM - Movie Screening (Movie to be announced soon)

* All Day - Live Music + Food Trucks + Vendors + Silent Art Auction + Bake Sale


11:00 AM - Yoga on the Lawn with Breathe Yoga + Breakfast snacks provided by Cacao Tree + Tours Begin!

1:00 PM - Q&A with Barn Sanctuary Founder & Executive Director, Dan McKernan

2:00 PM - Workshop: How to Communicate Effectively About Animal Rights and Plant-Based Diets with Ryan Phillips

3:00 PM - End of Event!

Day Descriptions

SATURDAY we will kick off the weekend with a local market featuring a wide range of local vendors! Tours will run every half hour for the duration of the day. The Nosh Pit food truck will be on-site so you can grab a delicious lunch while enjoying music. Kids will have an area to hang out, read and learn more about farm animals. You can visit our bake sale or silent art auction featuring artists: Lindsay Leigh Lewis, Jordan Rae, and more! To cap off the day, enjoy an exclusive screening of The Last Pig in the big barn.

SUNDAY we will open with yoga on the lawn at 11 am, led by our local studio, Breathe Yoga. There will be additional tours running every half hour on Sunday in case you didn’t get a chance to sign up in all the excitement of Saturday. In the afternoon, join us for a Q&A session with Executive Director, Dan McKernan. Following the Q&A is a workshop (led by Ryan Phillips from Life with Pigs) for anyone interested in learning how to speak to effectively about animal rights and plant-based diets.

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate this momentous occasion for Barn Sanctuary! Your support means the world to all of us (and our four legged residents)!


VIP Dinner & Tour

VIP guests are invited to visit the sanctuary on Friday night before the weekend festivities begin. VIP passes include a longer, more intimate and interactive tour on Friday afternoon. Following the tours is a private outdoor dinner with our team. The VIP Dinner is sponsored by The Clean Plate, bringing fresh local produce and delicious vegan recipes to our table.

VIP passes include full weekend admission to Saturday and Sunday festivities. If you cannot make Saturday and Sunday and ONLY want to purchase a pass for Friday evening (VIP tour and dinner), use this discout code at the checkout to deduct the $40 weekend admission charge: "FridayONLY".

** Please note: If you opt out of Saturday and Sunday, you will not be on our entry list and will NOT gain access to Saturday or Sunday activities: market, tours, music, yoga, etc.

General Admission

General Admission gives you full access to Saturday and Sunday festivities at the sanctuary. That includes a tour, plus all-day access to music, vendors, movie screening, yoga and workshops.

Important Note (Please Read):

Since passes are limited and non-refundable, we ask that you only purchase a pass if you know you can make it. If you would simply like to donate and support Barn Sanctuary, you can donate separately online right here.


There are plenty of hotel accommodations in Chelsea, Michigan and Ann Arbor is just 15 minutes down the road as well.

Comfort Inn

The Comfort Inn is a 3 minute drive from the sanctuary. They are offering a discounted rate for Barn Sanctuary guests using this code: “Barn Sanctuary”

Saturday Vendors

Windsor Detroit Save | Roasted Snacks | Lemongrass Spa | VegMichigan | Zerbos Health Food | The Roaming Goat | The Nosh Pit | The Ice Cream Plant | The Clean Plate

Raffle Sponsors

Greenspace Cafe | Vdog | Vegan Yack Attack | Envision Positive

Event Sponsors

om cafe

VIP Sponsor

The Clean Plate

Cacao Tree Cafe

Activity SponsorsBreathe Yoga

Food Sponsors

Nosh Pit

Roaming Goat

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Barn Sanctuary

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Chelsea, MI 48118

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