30th Annual Dogtober Fest

Next date: Sunday, October 20, 2024 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Who let the DOGS out?  Join more than 3,000 dogs and dog lovers for a doggone good time at the Kemper Outdoor Education Center!  Explore more than 75 booths featuring everything from pet photos and pet supplies to pet sitters and rescue.  Take part in contests like Best Trick, Best Kisser, Best Tail-wagger, Best Biscuit Eater, Dog/Owner Look-alikes, and the always-popular Halloween Costume Contest!  Participate in Gunny Sack Races, Bobbing for Biscuits, Musical Discs and more! It's FUN for your dogs... FUN for their pets (that would be YOU!)... and FUN FOR ALL!

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Sunday, October 20, 2024; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

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

For information, email or call 816-229-8980

FREE ADMISSION with your donation of dry or canned dog food for our Dog Food Drive to benefit area animal shelters. Some activities require a registration fee. 

DOGTOBER FEST DONATIONS benefitthe Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Lee's Summit Animal Shelter, and many other local shelters and rescues.

FREE ACTIVITIES - No Registration Required

  • Contests & GamesBobbing for Biscuits, Sack Races, Roll-Over Races, Biscuit Eating, Musical Discs, Biscuit Toss, Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-a-Likes, Biggest Dog and Smallest Dogs.
  • BoothsAdopt-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 Vendor Booth Application, please email DogtoberFest@jacksongov.org
  • DemonstrationsNewfoundland’s trained in water rescue, Frisbee Catching Dogs, Obedience, Rally, Tricks, Agility, Nose Work, and many more! 

TICKETED ACTIVITIES Registration Required

Purchase tickets at the Registration Booth on event day. All arena areas will be open from 10AM - 4PM for you and your pup to try something new or learn a new sport.  

     1 Ticket = $7; 2 Tickets = $12; Additional Tickets = $4 each

Tickets are good for any of the activities below: 

  • Canine Adventure Challenge
  • Dog Walk
  • Agility Fun Runs
  • Teacup Agility Fun Runs
  • Nosework Practice Search
  • Obedience Show & Go
  • Rally Show & Go
  • Trick Title Evaluation
  • Canine Good Citizen Test

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES - Separate Registration Required

Registration for the activities below must be purchased separately.  Tickets will not be accepted for these events. 

  • Frisbee Dog Competition @ 12PM…$7

  • Paint Your Pet @ 1PM... $45


  • Hourly Drawings every hour in the Center Arena
  • Raffle Items
  • Minsky's and Tacos El Sombrero Food Trucks


Email dogtoberfest@jacksongov.org to request a vendor packet. 


BECOME A SPONSOR!                                                                                      

Put your products and services in front of 5,000 dog owners!  Major sponsorship packages start at $300 and include:

* Your Logo on 8,000 Dogtober Fest Brochures
* Your Logo on 250 Dogtober Fest T-Shirts
* Your Logo on 3000 Event Maps and Programs
* Your Logo on Dogtober Fest Banner
* Your Logo on our website for up to 8 months
* Booth Space
* Coupon/bounce back opportunity
* Event T-Shirts for your staff or clients
* Sponsorship of free games and contests
* Recognition in multiple on-site announcements at the Center Arena 

Call 816-229-8980 or email dogtoberfest@jacksongov.org for information.

Join in all the fun there is to have at Dogtober Fest 2024!
You'll have a DOGGONE Good Time! 




  • Sunday, October 20, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 Jasper Bell Road, Blue Springs, MO, 64015, View Map

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