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 100 booths featuring everything from pet photos and pet supplies to pet sitters and rescue.  Take part in contests like Best Truck, 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! 



Sunday, October 17, 2021 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.

Dog catching a frisbee


For information, please email us or call 816-229-8980.

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 2021 Dogtober Fest brochure in September 2021.


Dogtober Fest benefits the Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Midwest Animal ResQ and Lee's Summit Animal Shelter.

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.

FREE Contests & Games

Contests and games include 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.  

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 2019 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! 



Prize drawings will be held every hour in the Center Arena. Pick up your ticket at the Registration and Info Tent as you enter the event. 


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


Pick up your Scavenger Hunt Card at the Registration/Info Tent for a list of participating vendors.  Complete half of the card and choose a small prize from our prize bin AND be entered into a drawing for a full day pontoon boat rental on beautiful Lake Jacomo (Monday through Friday, $175 value).


Several food trucks will be on-site serving up a variety tasty temptations to satisfy your hunger!


Become a Sponsor

Put your products and services in front of 5,000 dog owners!  Major sponsorship packages start at $500 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.
Please check out our 2019 Dogtober Fest Sponsors HERE.(PDF, 1MB)

Join in all the fun there is to have at Dogtober Fest 2021!