2017 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. Our celebrations include:

  • Springtime Village: Wednesdays-Sundays between March 29, 2017 - April 15, 2017. Note: The Visitor Center will be closed on Easter on April 16, 2017. Call 314-982-3232 to make reservations.
  • Egg Hunts: April 8, 2017 at 11a.m. & 2p.m. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Check back on March 1 for the ticket link.
  • Countrytime BBQ & Bluegrass Festival featuring the Kids Carnival: June 17 & 18, 2017
  • Back to School Fun Fair: August 5 & 6, 2017. Win school supplies and treat your kids to games and inflatable bounce houses.
  • Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Championships: September 30, 2017
  • Haunted Hayloft: October 20-22, 2017 & October 27-29, 2017
  • Trunk and Treat for Kids & Dogs: October 21, 2017. Tickets must be pre-purchased. Check back on September 1, 2017 for the ticket link

2016 Events

  • Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar: December 3 & 4, 2016 from 10a.m. – 3p.m. each day. Bring the whole family, including your dog! The event features shopping, live entertainment, a kids play area, dog games and adoptable pets.
  • Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa: Dec 3 & 4, 2016 from 8:30a.m. – 10a.m., presented by St. Louis Sprout & About. Must be pre-registered. Walk-ins WILL NOT be accepted.

Other Annual Events

  • 5th Annual Veterans Charity Car Show: August 19, 2017 from 11AM - 3PM
  • Canine Games for all local dogs and dog lovers: Saturday, October 15, 2017. 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. 2 events are pre-registration only - Diving Dog Splashes and Canine Good Citizen. Check back on September 1, 2017 for the links to sign-up.
  • Petapalooza for dogs and their people hosted by CBS Radio: Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • Pooch Playdate: January 7 & 8, 2017 and March 25 & 26, 2017 from 11AM - 3PM each day. Admission is $5 per person with all proceeds benefiting local pet welfare organizations. Dogs play in an indoor playground featuring more than 18 different fun activities and games.
  • Tough Enuff to JUMP! Spring and Fall Fundraisers – DATES TBD. Test your dog’s aptitude for diving dog while raising money for a good cause.
  • Open Practice Sessions at the Purina Event Center: 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.

Birthday Parties

If you’re searching for a way to celebrate your child’s birthday, Purina Farms would love to host your party. All parties must take place on Saturday or Sunday between 10AM and 2PM. 

Our parties include all of these features:

  • Box lunches with a choice of either corn dog or chicken nuggets along with chips, dessert and a juice or milk carton
  • Customized cupcakes with ice cream
  • 25% off a gift from the Purina Farms gift shop for every child at the party
  • A group wagon ride around the property and up-close-and-personal photo opportunities with some of our animals
  • The birthday boy or girl is acknowledged during the Pro Plan Performance Team Dog Show and he or she gets to be one of the volunteers to milk the cow
  • Printed Purina Farms invitations to send to friends and family

To reserve your birthday party and ask about rates, call (314) 982-3232. Click here to see the 2016 birthday party flyer.


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.

From December - February, schools from around the Greater St. Louis area can request the Purina Farms Pets In The Community Program for an all school assembly. The program consists of the Purina Farms trainers and their rescued pets educating kids on responsible pet ownership and entertaining them with amazing canine flying disc performances. Visit Community Outreach to find out how to request the program.