Special Events

Annual Events, Birthdays, & Field Trips

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.


Film Night At The Farms: Jan 31, 2020 from 6p.m. – 9p.m.

Watch the family-friendly movie – Marmaduke – inside the Purina Event Center while playing games, climbing in the indoor playground and meeting costumed characters! Concessions will be available for purchase, or outside food and drink can be brought in. Feel free to bring blankets and/or chairs.  See the event flyer HERE.

Tickets must be pre-purchased. $5 per person. Dogs are welcome to attend, but all activities will be geared towards children. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Pooch Playdate: Feb 15 from 10a.m. – 3p.m.

We invite you and your dog to stretch your legs and beat the cabin fever inside the Purina Event Center from 10a.m. – 3p.m. on February 15. The 84,000 sq ft indoor facility will become a pooch playground filled with more than 15 different games and activities. This “open house” is open to all dogs and their owners who just want to burn off some energy and have a great time. Reservations are not required. Dogs are $10* - their people are FREE! No charge for parking.

Other Annual Events
  • Winter 2019-2020 Practice Sessions: Practice obedience, rally, agility and conformation during these open sessions inside the Purina Event Center on select Tuesdays and Thursdays between November 2019 and Feb 2020. Portion of proceeds benefit local animal welfare organizations. NEW: We have added March 3, 10 and 17 to the practice session schedule. In lieu of the $10 fee, please bring a $10 gift card to donated to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.

Host A Paw-ty

We would love to host your child’s or pet’s birthday party here at Purina Farms.

Child Paw-ties

Child Paw-ties, which are animal-centric, can take place inside our 13,000 sq ft Gateway Hall at the Purina Event Center or outside in one of our tents or pavilions on the property. Pricing ranges from $100-$250 depending on the paw-ty package with several add-on entertainment options also available. 

See the Top Dog Outdoor Tent All-Inclusive Paw-ty Package HERE 

See the Best In Show Outdoor Pavilion BYO Food Paw-ty Package HERE

See the Grand Champion Indoor All-Inclusive Paw-ty Package HERE

Pooch Paw-ties

Pooch Paw-ties can take place on our Paw-ty Patio with an adjacent indoor space or inside our Hound Hall at the Purina Event Center.  Both the Patio and the Hall feature an off-leash area for the dogs. Pricing ranges from $100-$150 depending on the number of canine participants. 

See the Pooch Paw-ty Package HERE

To make a Paw-ty reservation, please call 314-982-3232 M-F between the hours of 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. 

Field Trips and Pets In The Community 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. See our FIELD TRIP GUIDELINES. For more information on scheduling a field trip to Purina Farms, call (314) 982-3232.

Purina Farms also offers an outreach program for the Greater St. Louis area that takes all the best parts of Purina Farms and takes them on the road to entertain and promote proper pet care. The program is open to hospitals, schools, fairs, festivals, rehabilitation centers and any community establishment that is open to learning more about how pets and people are better together!

Interested in a covered picnic area? See the rental options HERE. Reserve one today!

Click HERE to see the Pets In The Community Program flyer.

Note: If you are a local school and you would like the Pets In The Community school program to come to your school for an assembly, then call 314-982-3232 starting the day after Labor Day in 2020. This is the first day of the 2 week request period for schools to express interest in having the program. Selected schools are then notified at the beginning of October and the program runs December 2020-February 2021.