Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Because we all need more farm animals in our lives! Pittsboro’s Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a gathering place for species, both human and animal. On Saturday, October 31, visit the farm for a unique musical experience, shared with goats, sheeps and all your favorite fall treats. At 3 p.m., take a socially-distanced seat, and take in the fall weather in the most ideal autumn setting.

On the Farm:

Located at 7236 NC Hwy 87 N., Pittsboro, NC, Piedmont Farm Animal Rescue provides an environment of cruelty-free living for rescued chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep and goats from backgrounds of neglect. In the future, staff hope to include pigs, geese and cattle to the sanctuary.

Animals who come to live in this peaceful sanctuary enjoy 20 acres of pasture and woods, along with proper housing, food, socialization and medical attention. Rescues who inhabit the farm come from cruelty cases, factory farms and shelter abandonment. Visitors to the farm learn about the cruelties of animal neglect through literature, tours and educational experiences, sharing a passion for protecting animals everywhere.

In working to prevent and generate awareness of the dangers of animal abuse, staff educates the public about animal agriculture through the promotion of veganism. Interested in bringing the vegan lifestyle home with you? Piedmont Farm Animal Rescue offers cooking classes, bake sales and food samplings to show you the ropes. Contribute to future rescue efforts through their Barn Raising Campaign!

The G.O.A.T. Concert:

Meet the many animals this rescue supports by jamming with them! On Saturday, October 31, the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Concert will feature an hour of classical music from Duo Amabile. Tickets are $50 per person, and selling quickly! As there are only a limited number of tickets available, all attendees will be safely distanced.

Nestled amongst the goats, Duo Amabile’s violinist Matvey Lapin and pianist Katya Lapin will play to the tunes of Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Matvey, having played in Europe, Japan and Korea, is an accomplished recitalist, chamber music performer, orchestra leader and teacher. Katya, a graduate of Hochschule for Music in Cologne, Germany, Oberlin College Conservatory and Indiana University, has served on prominent faculties, including the Ameropa International Chamber Music School and Festival in Prague. Find a list of the entire program here!

A maximum of four guests can sit together per seating area; however, larger groups can be seated adjacent to each other. Guests must bring their own chairs and face coverings are required at all times.

Online Auction for the Animals:

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge’s Annual Benefit for the Animals will be held virtually as an Online Auction for the Animals. All donations made to the auction will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. As one of the farm’s main fundraisers, this event provides much-needed funds to the  Fund-a-Need program for veterinary care. This year’s goal is $10,000, which will cover four months of veterinary care to the more than 120 residents of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. Purchase one raffle ticket for $5 and three tickets for $10. Donations to the Fund-a-Need program can be made online in lieu of purchasing a raffle ticket.

Bidding will open on Saturday, October 17 at 6 p.m. and will end at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. A selection of auction items is available for preview here. Raffle baskets available for bidding include Miyoko’s Cheese Basket with seven of Miyoko’s vegan cheeses, a virtual cooking class with Honey LaBronx, the Vegan Drag Queen and a speed painting course with Amy Burkman of a Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge resident.

However you choose to contribute, your support continues to combat animal neglect and provides cruelty-free living for the many animals who call the sanctuary home.