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Our Facility

For more than 80 years, Purina has been a leader in pet care and nutrition. As part of our mission to show the world the true potential of pets, Purina has been hosting outdoor dog shows and sporting events for the past 16 years and has become an important partner of kennel and parent breed clubs. With the opening of the Purina Event Center, Purina Farms has become a full-service destination for cat and dog enthusiasts who want to host, participate in or attend an indoor or outdoor show.

The Purina Event Center, an 84,000-square-foot state-of-the-art indoor facility that opened in August 2010, can accommodate even the largest of dog and cat shows and performance events, and includes all the amenities to make every event exceptional.

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Amenities

  • The Great Hall is a 45,000-square-foot main exhibition space featuring custom-textured sport flooring that is padded for optimal comfort and safety. Space for 150 overflow grooming stations is available in the hall.
  • The Gateway Hall is a 13,500-square-foot space for benching and grooming, and features easy access to the dog bathing room and handler changing rooms. It also serves as an excellent exhibition hall for smaller shows and trials. Ample electricity accommodates more than 150 grooming stations.
  • Lighting in both exhibition spaces is designed to approximate natural sunlight, helping provide the best showcase for dogs’ and cats’ coats.
  • The fully equipped show office has a built-in sound system, as well as a phone, office equipment and both work and storage space.
  • The Checkerboard Café, adjacent to the Great Hall, provides food service at all shows and banquet catering by reservation. No outside food is allowed on the property.
  • The Founder's Room on the second level offers an excellent view of all activities taking place below and can accommodate banquets, meetings and special receptions. The balcony off the Founder's Room also offers scenic views of the main exhibition space, and is ideal for recording shows.
  • A large conference room is located away from the exhibition halls on the second floor, as well.
  • The Service Center, located behind the Purina Event Center, features an exam room, meeting space, showering facilities, dog bathing tubs and an off-leash canine exercise area adjacent to the building.
  • The Purina Event Center offers complimentary agility, rally and obedience equipment as well as ring gating, tables and chairs.
  • Artificial turf (90 x 110 rings) is available upon request for indoor agility trials.
  • We provide ample parking for vehicles, as well as full-service RV spaces with 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections.
  • There are multiple drop-off lanes for exhibitors and clubs to load and unload supplies and equipment.
  • A separate loading dock is located on the west side of the building for large deliveries.
  • Two special tribute walkways, the Walk of Champions and the Path of Honor, lead to the north and south entrances of the building.
  • Wi-Fi available inside the Purina Event Center and the adjacent RV lot

Agility at the Purina Event Center

Artificial turf is available for agility trials at the Purina Event Center


Agility Turf


Booking a Show

For more information or to book an event, contact Kaite Flamm, Purina Event Center Manager at 1-888-688-PETS (7387) or email her at kaite.flamm@purina.nestle.com. Aside from dog shows, the Purina Event Center also hosts other events. Commercial rates are available on request.

Download the Purina Farms Event Packet for more information including

  • Layouts of the Event Center, Service Center and RV parking lot
  • Full amenities list
  • Emergency plans
  • Property rules
  • Local dog-friendly lodging list
  • Property map
  • Other offerings

Click HERE to view and download a pocket guide containing helpful information about the Purina Farms property and the surrounding local Gray Summit area.


Equipment

  • Tents ranging in size from 10' x 10' to 40' x 80' are available on-site and can be used for shows, judging, grooming, food service and many other tasks.
  • Other support equipment available includes flagging, portable sound systems, tables, chairs, fans, ring gating and signs.
  • Portable toilet facilities can be brought to the site (at host club's expense).

Local RV and Trailer Rentals

If you are traveling to Purina Farms and looking to stay on our grounds, you have the option of renting a trailer or RV and having it delivered to our property upon your arrival and then picked up upon your departure. Please contact either one of the companies below for rental information.

 


Testimonials

“The Purina Event Center was a perfect venue for the 2013 BHCA Nationals! From the bathing facilities to the lovely grounds, the Purina Event Center provided every comfort for the dogs, exhibitors, vendors and spectators.”

- Bev Berringer-Ruggeri, 2013 Nationals Coordinator for the Basset Hound Club of America

 

“The Purina Event Center is the ultimate site to hold Specialties. From the excellent service of the staff to the large, bright, cool exhibit hall to the bucolic setting, you could not ask for a better site to hold your Specialty.  I cannot wait to attend another specialty here!”

- John Constantine, Former American Miniature Schnauzer Club President, Schnauzapalooza 2013

 

"Besides the obvious advantages of plenty of space, good on-site food concession, and the wonderful flooring, the natural lighting seemed to be the most common thread in exhibitors’ likes. Since coat color is an even more important judged attribute with cats than dogs, it is understandable that daylight-type lighting was such a big hit."

- Beth Cassely and Mark McKenzie, Co-Show Managers for the Midwest T.G.I.F Fanciers Cat Show

 

“Thank you to the entire staff at Purina Farms for the great care you gave us!  I can't say enough good stuff about both your facility and staff....TOP NOTCH!”

- Barb Peterson, 2014 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Nationals Show Chair