Special Events
Annual Events, Birthdays, & Field Trips

2018 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 Incredible Canine Kids Camp: SOLD OUT
    June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 19. Attendees must pre-register to participate. Open to kids ages 10-14.

  • Purina Pet Project Event: May 20 from 11a.m. - 2p.m. inside the Purina Event Center. Pet lovers of all ages, especially kids, can participate in a variety of service projects benefiting animal welfare organizations. Adoptable pets will also be on-site. No reservations necessary. Admission and parking are free.

  • Purina Farms Countrytime BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews Festival featuring Kids Carnival: June 16 – 17, 2018 at the Visitor Center from 9:30 – 3:30p.m. each day. Admission is free. Parking is $5.
    Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.

  • Purina Farms Pooch Playdate: June 16 & 17, 2018 inside the Purina Event Center. $5/person ages 13 and up (12 and under and dogs get in for free) Parking is $5. No reservations necessary. More information to come in May 2018. Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.

  • Purina Farms Trucks & Tails: September 9 from 10a.m. – 2p.m. at the Visitor Center. See big construction vehicles and farming equipment along with various breeds of dogs in this perfect pairing event. From fire trucks and Dalmatians to Bulldozers and Bulldogs, this family-friendly event is fun for all. Admission is free. Parking is $5. No reservations necessary. More information to come in July 2018. Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.
  • Purina Farms Howl-o-ween Fest: October 19-21 and October 26-28 from 9:30-5:30p.m. each day. Parking is $5. Bus parking is $20. School field trip busses are FREE. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 314-982-3232 M-F between 9:30 am - 3:30 pm to make a reservation. Note: This event is dog-friendly, so all well-mannered dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations may attend.

  • Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs: October 21 from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information to come in August 2018.

  • Purina Farms Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa: Dec 15 & 16 from 8:30a.m. – 10a.m. each day. Tickets must be pre-purchased. More information coming in September 2018.

  • Purina Farms Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar: Dec 15 & 16 from 10a.m. – 3p.m. Admission is $5 per family and parking is free. More information coming in September 2018.

Other Annual Events
  • Canine Games: October 7, 2018 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 Contest at 2:30p.m. during Canine Games. 
  • Petapalooza: August 26, 2018 from 11a.m. – 4p.m. inside the Purina Event Center. No reservations necessary. Admission and parking are free. Also, don't miss the Paws For A Cause 5K - Purina Farms on August 25 starting at 10a.m. Visit www.pfac5k.run for more information.
  • Open Summer 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. Click HERE for a copy of the 2018 Summer Practice Session Flyer.
Birthday Paw-ties

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. 

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

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 School program for an all school assembly.

The program is FREE for Greater St. Louis area schools and consists of the Purina Farms trainers and their amazing canine pets educating kids on responsible pet ownership and entertaining them with action-packed flying disc performances.

Call 314-982-3232 M-F from 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. for more information or email us at purinafarms@purina.nestle.com. Reservation requests for the Pets In The Community School Program open up the Tuesday after Labor Day each year. In 2018, we will start taking reservation requests on September 4.