Special Events

Special Hours: The Visitor Center hours are 4:30p.m.-9:30p.m. on Oct 20 & 21 and 2:30p.m.-7:30p.m. on Oct 22 for Haunted Hayloft. The Visitor Center will be closed during the day Oct 20-22.
Annual Events, Birthdays, & Field Trips

2017 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. Our celebrations include:

Other Annual Events
  • Canine Games for all local dogs and dog lovers: Sunday, October 15, 2017. 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 Contest at 2:30p.m. during Canine Games. 2 events are pre-registration only - Diving Dog Splashes and Canine Good Citizen. Click HERE to sign up for diving dog splashes and click HERE to sign up for CGC/CGCA testing.
  • Open Winter 2017-2018 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. Send an email to [email protected] to inquire about winter dates.
Field Trips

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, or click here for more information. 

From December - February, schools from around the Greater St. Louis area can request the Purina Farms Pets In The Community Program for an all school assembly. The program consists of the Purina Farms trainers and their rescued pets educating kids on responsible pet ownership and entertaining them with amazing canine flying disc performances. Visit Community Outreach to find out how to request the program.