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.

  • 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. Pre-purchased taster tickets are $50 ($55 day of) and non-drinker tickets are $25. Must be 18 years or older to attend and 21 years or older to purchase a taster ticket. Click HERE to purchase your tickets

  • Purina Farms Howl-o-ween Fest: Oct 18-20 and Oct 25-27. Hours are 4p.m. – 9p.m. on Fridays, 11a.m.-9p.m. on Saturdays and 11a.m. – 7p.m. on Sunday. No reservations necessary except for large groups of 15 or more. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. for more information. $15/car paid parking includes almost all Howl-o-ween Fest activities except food, beverage, face-painting and carriage rides.

  • Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids: Oct 19 & 26 10a.m. – 11a.m.
    $10 per child ages 2-12. Under 2 participate for free. Dogs may also accompany families to this event for free, but must be pre-registered. Each dog will receive one goody bag upon arriving at the event.

    Tickets must be pre-purchased. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

  • 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. – 3p.m. inside the Purina Event Center. No reservations necessary. $5 parking. 

  • 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. 

Host A Paw-ty

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. 

We would also love to host a Pooch Paw-ty for your favorite canine pal. Find out more here.

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 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 see below plus click HERE for the program flyer.

Treat your students and faculty to an entertaining and educational program featuring a canine performance and a variety of learning stations with lessons in responsible pet care.  Every year, the Purina Farms goes on the road to bring the Greater St. Louis area schools a free program emphasizing care, safety, nutrition and adoption. Students will learn about basic pet needs like feeding, grooming and training, as well as practical skills such as how to ask permission to pet an animal. Space is limited. The program is only open to kids in grades 3rd – 5th with no more than 200 kids attending the program.  Participating schools must agree to host a supply drive benefiting pets in need at a local shelter or rescue group. The request period for schools starts the Tuesday after Labor Day and runs approx two weeks until Sep 20. All schools selected for the program will be notified by October 4.

Call 314-982-3232 M-F from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. for more information OR to request the program for your school, then please click HERE.