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. Take a field trip to Purina Farms or host a Paw-ty

2022 Annual Events

Stay tuned. More events coming soon.
Pups on the patio

Pups On The Patio

Join us for a happy hour with LIVE music at Purina Farms! June is National Donut Month — Enjoy a sweet, signature drink and themed food items on the visitor center patio with your pup while the band rocks away.  

  • Admission gets you one signature drink and a variety of appetizers  
  • Must be 21 or older to attend 
  • All other Purina Farms activities and facilities will be closed during this event while you enjoy a date night with your pup 
  • Cash bar and non-alcoholic drinks will be available 

OTHER ANNUAL EVENTS

 

 

Purina Farms Practice Sessions

Open Practice Sessions - Advanced Registration Required

Open Practice Sessions inside the Purina Event Center provide dog owners with a chance to hone their skills and take their game to the next level. For just $15 per person, you and your dog(s) can practice agility**, conformation, obedience and rally. (Trainers will not be provided)

**NOTE: No formal classes. Shoes must be worn at all times during practice sessions. No exceptions. No sitting on any agility equipment. The agility courses at practice sessions are intended ONLY for those with prior agility training and/or those currently enrolled in agility classes. Dogs must have a familiarity with the equipment, especially the contact equipment, in order to set them up for success and to keep them safe. If a dog is under the age of 9 months, then he/she is limited in what he/she can do in the agility ring. If under 9 months, dogs should not be on the contact equipment and they shouldn’t take jumps higher than 8".

See dates to register on the event calendar.

dock diving practice sessions

Purina Farms Diving Dog Practice Sessions

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, we invite you to attend a practice session for the canine sport of diving dog at Purina Farms!  

Choose between two different styles of practice session depending on your experience level: 

  • Get your paws wet during a semi-private, instructor-led 30-minute practice session with unlimited splashes. If you're just beginning in the sport, this is a great opportunity to get your paws wet! 
  • Already familiar with the sport? Enjoy unlimited splashes during a 55-minute diving dog practice session with some professional guidance if needed.  

NOTE: Beginner sessions are limited to 2 registrants per time slot and allow up to 2 dogs per registrant. Experienced jumper sessions are limited to 5 registrants per time slot and allow up to 2 dogs per registrant. Registrants are allowed a guest, but guests will not be permitted to jump a dog. Guests intending to jump dogs will need to register for an additional time slot online.  

See dates to register on the event calendar.  

Field Trips & Pets In The Community Program

 

 

Virtual Purina Farms

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 1-888-688-PETS (7387).

 

 

pets in the community

Purina Farms Outreach | Pets in the Community

Purina Farms is taking the Pets In The Community school outreach program virtual in 2020/2021 by collaborating with the APA of Missouri on their No More Bullying! initiative. This innovative elementary school bullying and violence prevention initiative conveys the significance of treating all beings with care and inspires students to live healthier lives as well as become valuable members of their community. The initiative is designed for students in 3rd-5th grade and features a value-centric interactive curriculum that includes lessons in responsible pet care from Purina Farms among other important life lessons.

 

If you’re interested in this initiative for your school, you can submit a scheduling request here.

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