Dogtober Fest


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!

Sunday, October 17, 2021; 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, ext. 102

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 2021 BENEFITS the Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Lee's Summit Animal Shelter, and many other local shelters and rescues.
2021 Dogtober Fest brochure(PDF, 644KB)


Dogtober Fest Activities

ACTIVITIES REQUIRING REGISTRATION (available on-site on event day)

  • 27th 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. Register in advance for just $20, which includes the Dogtober Fest event t-shirt.  Day-of registration is $25.  

  • Competition, Activities, and Clinics

Frisbee Catching, Canine Adventure Challenge, Agility Fun Runs & Clinics for All Dog Sizes with a special division for Teacups, Obedience Show & Go, Rally Show & Go, Nose Work Clinic, and Nose Work Outdoor Search.  $5 in advance; $7 on event day.

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen & Trick Title Evaluations  


FREE ACTIVITIES (No registration needed)
  • Contests & Games

Bobbing for Biscuits, Sack Races, Roll-Over Races, Biscuit Eating, Musical Discs, Biscuit Toss, Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-a-Likes, Biggest Dog and Smallest Dog. 

  • Booths

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 2021 Vendor Booth Application, please email

  • Demonstrations

Newfoundland’s trained in water rescue, Frisbee Catching Dogs, K9 Search and Rescue trained to find lost or injured persons, Obedience, Rally, Fly Ball, Agility, Nose Work, and many more! 


Dog catching a frisbee dogtober fest photo
  • Hourly Drawings

Prize drawings will be held every hour in the Center Arena. Pick up your ticket at the Center Arena. 

  • Silent Auction

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

  • Food Trucks

Minsky's Pizza and Tacos El Sombrero will be on-site serving up a variety tasty temptations to satisfy your hunger!


Email to request a vendor packet. 


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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 for information.

Join in all the fun there is to have at Dogtober Fest 2021!
You'll have a DOGGONE Good Time!