Special Events
Annual Events, Birthdays, & Field Trips

2019 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.

  • Pooch Playdate: Jan 26-17 from 11a.m. – 3p.m. each day. Play more than 18 games with your dog. No reservations necessary. Admission is $10/dog. Their people attend for freeJ Parking is free.

  • Purina Pro Plan Canine Performance Kids Camps: June 12, June 26, July 10 and July 24. Attendees must pre-register to participate. Open to kids ages 10-14. More information coming in April 2019.

  • Purina Farms Pet Project Day: June 9. Participate in service projects benefiting needy pets. More details to come in February 2019.

  • Purina Farms Doggie Egg Hunt: April 13 at 1p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information will be posted in February 2019.

  • Purina Farms Kiddie Egg Hunts and Brunch With The Bunny: April 13 at 9a.m. & 11a.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information will be posted in February 2019.

  • Purina Farms Springtime Village: Wed-Sun from April 10-14 and April 17-20. Welcome all of our baby animals to the world and enjoy fun, family-friendly entertainment and games. Reservations are only required for large groups. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. for more information. Event admission is free, but a special family entertainment area is $5 for kids ages 2-10. Parking is $5. Busses are $20.

  • Purina Farms Responsible Pet Owners Day Celebration: February 17 from 10a.m. – 3p.m. Low-cost vaccinations and microchipping along with ask the expert booths, vendors booths, $5 nail trims, dog washing stations and more. More information to come in the middle of January.  Pre-registration IS REQUIRED for vaccinations. Email us at [email protected] or call 314-982-3232 to make a vaccination appointment.  No reservations necessary to attend the event outside of vaccinations. Admission and parking are free. Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.

  • Purina Farms Countrytime BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews Festival featuring Kids Carnival: June 15 – 16, 2019 at the Visitor Center from 9:30 – 3:30p.m. each day. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Reservations are only required for large groups. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. for more information. Note: Dogs are welcome too.

  • Purina Farms Trucks & Tails: September 8 from 10a.m. – 2p.m. at the Visitor Center. See big construction vehicles and farming equipment along with various breeds of dogs in this perfect pairing event. From fire trucks and Dalmatians to Bulldozers and Bulldogs, this family-friendly event is fun for all. Admission is free. Parking is $5. No reservations necessary. More information to come in July 2019. Note: Dogs are welcome to attend too.

  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Qualifiers and Practice: September 27 from 9a.m. – 4p.m. in the Main Show Field. More information to come in August 2019.

  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Championships: September 28, 2019 from 11a.m. – 4p.m. in the Main Show Field. More information to come in August 2019.

  • Purina Farms International Cheese, Wine & Canine Festival: September 28, 2019 from 6p.m. – 9p.m. inside the Purina Event Center. Sample wines from around the world while meeting 40 different breeds of dogs originating from a variety of countries. Plus enjoy unique entertainment from belly dancers, Irish dancers, German dancers and Scottish dancers. Tickets must be pre-purchased online. More details to come in May 2019.

  • Purina Farms Howl-o-ween Fest: October 19-20 and October 26-27. Reservations are only required for large groups. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30 am - 3:30 pm for more information. Note: Dogs are also welcome to attend. More information to come in August 2019.

  • Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs: October 18 & 25. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information to come in August 2019.

  • Pooch Playdate: Nov 9-10 from 11a.m. – 3p.m. each day. Play more than 18 games with your dog. No reservations necessary. Admission is $10/dog. Their people attend for freeJ Parking is free.

  • Purina Farms Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa: Dec 14 & 15 from 8:30a.m. – 10a.m. each day. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information coming in September 2019.

  • Purina Farms Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar: Dec 14 & 15 from 10a.m. – 3p.m. Admission is free, but kids can take part in a special kids activity area for $5. Parking is free. No reservations necessary. More information in coming in September 2019.
Other Annual Events
  • Petapalooza hosted by CBS Radio: August 25 from 11a.m. – 4p.m. inside the Purina Event Center. No reservations necessary. Admission and parking are free. More information coming in June 2019.
  • Canine Games: October 13 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. More information coming in August 2019.

  • 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.