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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!

2023 Annual Events

Purina Farms Diving Dog Practice Sessions. Individual Open Dock. Sundays 12 - 4PM, Mondays and Tuesdays 3 - 7PM. 30 minute sessions, 4 dogs max, unlimited splashed. #30 per session. Reservations required at purinafarms.com

Individual Diving Dog

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in the sport of diving dog, we invite you to get your paws wet at Purina Farms! Sign-up for a 30-minute practice session for $30 with unlimited splashes. Sessions are limited to one registration per time slot with a maximum of four dogs. Trainers will not be provided. Advanced reservations are required.

Upcoming Dates:

Sundays | 12-4 p.m.

Mondays & Tuesdays | 3-7 p.m.

Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. Incredible is coming, September 30 at Purina Farms.

Incredible Dog Challenge | National Finals

For over 25 years, Purina® Pro Plan® has given incredible canine athletes the platform to showcase their amazing abilities in exciting events like dock diving, flying disc, agility and more! Watch incredible dogs from across the country compete in the National Finals on September 30th, 10:30AM-4PM, at Purina Farms. Grab a bite to eat from Vendor Village, purchase your Incredible Dog Challenge merch, and shop from local retailers and Purina partners. All well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash. Spectator parking capacity is limited. Advanced parking reservations are required.

FREE ADMISSION | $5 Parking Fee

Howl-o-ween Fest October 27-29

Howl-o-ween Fest

Trick-or-treat and enjoy not-so-scary fun for the whole family, dogs included, this October 27-29, 3:30-8PM!  Ghoulish Games, Creepy Canine Corner, magic shows, bounce houses, canine performances, and more. Dress your family and your pup in their favorite costumes to participate in our Costume Paw-ty. 

Advanced parking registration required. A $20 (per car) parking fee includes free admission and giveaways! 

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Pints and Puppies Blood Drive

Join us at the Purina Event Center for a Pints and Puppies blood drive through the American Red Cross. Donate blood. Pet adoptable puppies. Feel good. It’s that simple!

All donor slots will be by appointment only - no walk-ins allowed.
Donors will receive a specially-designed event hooded long-sleeved shirt (while supplies last).

Upcoming Appointments:
November 21 | 12-5 p.m.

Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar

Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar

Celebrate and commemorate the season at our annual kid- and dog -friendly festival in the Purina Event Center this December 2 & 3. Shop for the holidays at Vendor Village, burn off that puppy energy at Slobber Town, and let the kiddos play in the Kids Activity Area. Santa will also be in town for photos with your pets and kids of all ages.

More information coming soon!

Field Trip

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.

Capacity is limited, reservations are required and must be made two-weeks in advance. If you are planning on ordering food from the concession stand for your group, orders must be placed two-weeks in advance. We cannot promise the availability of day-of orders.

Can't make it out to see us in person? Take a tour of Purina Farms from the comforts of your home or classroom. Virtually meet all the wonderful animals that call Purina Farms home and the canines who perform as part of the Purina Incredible Dog Team. Hear from the Purina Farms team of pet lovers on the unique characteristics of each pet featured during the field trip and discover interesting facts about their abilities, personalities and care.

For more information, call us M-F anytime between 9:30a.m – 3:30p.m. at 1-888-688-PETS (7387) or email us at purinafarms@purina.nestle.com.

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Birthday Pawties

Celebrate your special day with a Birthday Pawtie at Purina Farms! Schedule your all inclusive experience with your own private pavilion, exclusive seating at the Incredible Dog show, VIP wagon ride, food, drinks, and more!

Capacity is limited, reservations are required and must be made two-weeks in advance. Food orders must also be placed at least two-weeks in advance.

Also introducing virtual birthday greetings from your friends at Purina Farms. We’ll email you a video of our birthday song featuring the animal residents of Purina Farms and include a personalized message in the email with our well wishes. Although the greeting is free, we encourage making a $10 donation to the APA of Missouri, one of our animal welfare organization partners, if you are able.

For more information, call us M-F anytime between 9:30a.m – 3:30p.m. at 1-888-688-PETS (7387) or email us at purinafarms@purina.nestle.com.

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