Star Gazing Farm

Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary provides safe haven to abused, stray, and neglected farm animals

and offers educational programs and community service opportunities to young people.

The farm is located on 4 acres of rolling hills in Western Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Star Gazing Farm is a non profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
CFC#: 86412

Wish Lists

You can help with just a few dollars and send a gift to the animals!

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News & Events

Fall Festival on the Farm

Join us Saturday, October 26 from noon to 4 for a celebration of fall!  The weather should be beautiful!

We’ll have traditional farm games for young and old.  Come dressed in your costume – kids will win a prize for costumes!   Bake sale, hot cider, tours to meet the animals, and lovely hand-crafted items available for purchase in our gift shop.

This event is free and open to the public (but please leave your own pets at home).[read more]

“Caption This” contest

August is “caption this” month. Every day there will be at least one photo which really needs a cute/funny/smart/smart alecky caption.

Clean language only, please!

 

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Upcoming Events on the Farm

We have a busy fall planned!  Here are some of our upcoming events.  Make sure to check our Calendar for updated and added events.

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 10am-4pm:  Heritage Montgomery Farm Tour: Star Gazing Farm’s crew will be at the Button Farm!

Sunday, October 13, 8am-3pm: Star Gazing Farm will be a stop on the “Ride for the Reserve” bicycle event held by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance

Saturday, October 26, noon-4: Fall Festival at the Farm!

Animal Spotlight

Meet Ray Ray


Ray Ray was born blind at a farm where they train sheep dogs to herd sheep. Well, that didn’t work very well for him since he couldn’t see the dogs! But he was so sweet that the farm looked hard to find him a loving home. And he is so, so loved. [read more]

Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are held every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, year-round, rain or shine. Volunteers wishing to come need to let us know by the Friday morning beforehand by emailing info@stargazingfarm.org.  Volunteers must have completed orientation and filled out paperwork before arriving to volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations

Our next volunteer orientations will be held on Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, November 23 from 1-2 pm . Please RSVP if you wish to attend.

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