Dogtober Fest

25th Anniversary (that's 175 Dog Years!)


Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Kemper Outdoor Education Center
8201 S. Jasper Bell Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
in Fleming Park.


Admission is free with a donation of dry or canned dog food for our Dog Food Drive to benefit area animal shelters.

Registration Opens in September!

Register online for any of the events or workshops at the Dogtober Fest.
Dogtober Fest - A black and white dog jumping to catch a frisbee


For information, please email us or call 816-229-8980 or view the 2018 Dogtober Fest Flyer.

About Dogtober Fest

Fun for your dogs. Fun for their pets (that would be you). Fun for all! Everyone is guaranteed to have a doggone good time at Dogtober Fest.  Download the 2018 Dogtober Fest Flyer.


Dogtober Fest benefits the Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Lee's Summit Animal Shelter and Jackson County Regional Animal Shelter (Great Plains SPCA).

25th Annual Tails for Trails Dog-Walk for Parks

Enjoy a 1-mile walk on a lovely park trail, while benefiting the Kemper Outdoor Education Center and local animal shelters

FREE Contests & Games

Contests and games include Bobbing for Biscuits, Sack Races, Roll-Over Races, Biscuit Eating, Musical Frisbees, Biscuit Toss, Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-A-Likes, Biggest Dog and Smallest Dog.  

Competition and Fun Matches

 are offered in Frisbee Catching, Canine Adventure Challenge, Agility Fun Runs, Obedience Show & Go and Rally Show and Go.


will help you and your dog get started in Agility.

AKC Canine Good Citizen 

certification testing is available throughout the day.


include Adopt-A-Pet, breed clubs, rescues, pet resorts, doggie day care, trainers, service dogs, groomers, dog bakeries, veterinarians, fencing and a wide-array of dog related products and services. To request a 2018 Vendor Booth Application, please email


include Newfoundland’s trained in water rescue and carting, Frisbee Catching Dogs, K9 Search and Rescue trained to find lost or injured persons, Obedience. Rally, Service Dogs, and many more!


In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we will be having a drawing every hour at 25 minutes after the hour. Receive your ticket as you enter Dogtober Fest at the dog food donation area. 


Many of our venders are donating items for our silent auction. Be sure to visit the silent auction tables and place a bid!


New this year! We are having a FREE booth scavenger hunt. On the card will be clues to find each booth. All participants that complete the scavenger hunt will receive doggy dollars and be entered into a drawing for a full day pontoon boat rental on beautiful Lake Jacomo (Monday through Friday, $175 value).


New this year!  Jazzy B's will be serving a menu of BBQ and other tasty temptations!


Don't miss a minute of the game!  You can keep up on all of the action on our Big Screen!



Become a Sponsor

Put your products and services in front of 3,000 dog owners!  Major sponsorship packages start at $500 and include:
* Your Logo on 8,000 Dogtober Fest 2018 Brochures
* Your Logo on 250 Dogtober Fest 2018 T-Shirts
* Your Logo on 3000 Event Maps and Programs
* Your Logo on Dogtober Fest 2018 Banner
* Your Logo on our website for 8 m onths
* Booth Space
* Coupon/bounceback opportunity
* Event T-Shirts for your staff or clients
* Sponsorship of free games and contests
* Recognition in multiple on-site announcements at the Main Arena during Dogtober Fest 2018
Call 816-229-8980 or email for information.
Please check out our 2017 Dogtober Fest Sponsors HERE.

Join in all the fun there is to have at Dogtober Fest 2018!