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. Our celebrations include:

Register for the Saturday Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa: 

Register for the Sunday Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa:

Other Annual Events

  • 5th Annual Veterans Charity Car Show: Saturday, August 16, 11AM – 3PM
  • Canine Gamesfor all local dogs and dog lovers on October 12. To find out more about the canine costume contest taking place at 11:30AM during Canine Games, click HERE
  • Pet-a-palooza hosted by CBS Radio: Sunday, August 24, 11PM – 4PM at the Purina Event Center
  • Pooch Playdate: All dogs and their owners are welcome to come to the Purina Event Center from 11AM - 3PM on November 9 for a day packed with more than 10 different canine activities from lure coursing to obstacle courses to pup art. Admission is $5 per adult. Proceeds benefit Gateway Pet Guardians and Five Acres Animal Shelter. No reservations necessary.

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 will take place in a 40x80 tented area on concrete in the Main Show Field near the West Barn. On occasion, the party may be moved up to a 30x30 outdoor hospitality tent near the Purina Farms gift shop. 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 12 oz. soda or milk carton
  • Cupcakes decorated with pictures of some of the barnyard and domestic animals that call Purina Farms home
  • 20% 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 can participate in a photo opportunity with the trainers. (Note: On certain occasions, at the trainers' discretion, the birthday boy or girl could have a volunteer role in the show.)
  • A Purina Farms tour guide who will periodically check on the party and reserve great seats for the group at the Pro Plan Performance Team Dog Show
  • Printed Purina Farms invitations to send to friends and family

NOTE: Box lunches and cupcakes must be picked up by a member of the party at the Purina Farms Concession stand. They will not be delivered to the party. To reserve your birthday party and ask about rates, call (314) 982-3232. Click here for the 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.

Special Event

PF_Flyer _Petacular _2014

This kid and dog-friendly event features shopping, games, live entertainment and FREE photos with Santa. Click HERE to download flyer.

Winter Practice Sessions November 11 - February 24


Download the pdf flyer HERE

Event Calendar

View all upcoming events HERE.