Special Events
Annual Events, Birthdays, & Field Trips

2018 Annual Events

Each season, Purina Farms hosts special annual gatherings. From egg hunts to trick-or-treating, families can celebrate their favorite holidays at Purina Farms. All of our celebrations are family-friendly, and some are even dog-friendly.

  • Purina Farms Howl-o-ween Fest: October 19-21 and October 26-28.

    • Hours are 9:30a.m.- 8:30p.m. on Fridays (Oct 19 & Oct 26) and 9:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (Oct 20 & 21 and Oct 27 & 28).
    • Parking is $5. Bus parking is $20.
    • School field trip buses are FREE.
    • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30 am - 3:30 pm to make a reservation.
    • Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.
  • Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs: October 21 from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased.

  • Purina Farms Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa: Dec 15 & 16 from 8:30a.m. – 10a.m. each day. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information coming in September 2018.

  • Purina Farms Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar: Dec 15 & 16 from 10a.m. – 3p.m. Admission is $5 per family and parking is free. More information coming in September 2018. Interested in vending at the event? Click HERE for the application. Applications will be accepted through October.

Other Annual Events
  • Canine Games: October 7, 2018 from 10a.m. – 4p.m. open to all local dogs and dog lovers.  The event features more than 20 different novice canine activities including chasing a lure, running an obstacle course and timed races. Don't forget to also participate in the Canine Costume Parade at 2:30p.m. during Canine Games.
  • Open Winter 2018-2019 Practice Sessions: Practice agility, obedience, rally and conformation on select days throughout the year. $10 per person with proceeds benefiting local St. Louis pet welfare organizations. Payment for sessions must be made by check. Click HERE for a copy of the 2018-2019 Winter Practice Session Flyer.
Birthday Paw-ties

We would love to host your child’s birthday here at Purina Farms.  Paw-ties, which are animal-centric, can take place Thursday – Sunday between the hours of 10a.m. – 2p.m. and are hosted in a 30x30 party tent right next to the Purina Farms gift shop and pet center. We offer 3 different party packages ranging from $100-$200 with several add-on entertainment options available. 

Food and beverage must be arranged through our on-site food service company for each paw-ty.  See the birthday flyer HERE for more information. To make a reservation to host your child’s birthday paw-ty with us, please call (314) 982-3232 M-F between the hours of 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.

Field Trips and School Program

Thousands of St. Louis-area school children travel to Purina Farms every year on field trips. The educational emphasis of Purina Farms makes it perfect for integrating into the curriculum of preschool and elementary school students. For more information on scheduling a field trip to Purina Farms, call (314) 982-3232.

From December - February, schools from around the Greater St. Louis area can request the Purina Farms Pets In The Community Program School program for an all school assembly.

The program is FREE for Greater St. Louis area schools and consists of the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine pets educating kids on responsible pet ownership and entertaining them with action-packed flying disc performances. Click HERE to see the Pets In The Community School Program 2018-2019 flyer.

Call 314-982-3232 M-F from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. for more information or email us at [email protected]. Reservation requests for the Pets In The Community School Program open up the Tuesday after Labor Day each year. In 2018, we will start taking reservation requests on September 4.