Dog lovers in Kansas City are invited to join the fun at Dogtober Fest, an outdoor dog-friendly festival featuring tons of activities for dogs and their people.
Jackson County Parks and Recreation is hosting Dogtober Fest October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kemper Outdoor Recreation Education Center in Fleming Park, Blue Springs, MO.
Admission is FREE with a donation of dry or canned dog food. Donations benefit the Lee’s Summit Animal Shelter and other Kansas City area animal shelters and rescue groups.
Dogtober Fest Activities
The day is filled with booths, hourly prize drawings, a silent auction, food trucks, demonstrations, contests, games, clinics, and more. Some activities require pre-registration and include a fee.
These activities were offered for Dogtober Fest in 2021. The schedule of events for this year’s festival is TBA. Check back with us for updates.
Free activities with no pre-registration required include:
Vendor Booths: Breed clubs, rescue groups and a vendors are showcasing an array of dog-related products and services.
Demonstrations: Watch dogs in action as they work (water rescue, K9search) and play (frisbee catch, agility).
Contests and Games: There’s plenty of fun and competition, including bobbing for biscuits and a Halloween costume contest.
Pre-registration is required for these special activities:
27th Annual Tails for Trails Dog Walk for Parks: A one-mile walk with proceeds benefitting the Kemper Outdoor Education Center and local animal shelters. Day-of registration is $25. Save $5 by registering in advance.
Competition, Activities and Clinics: Dogs can take part in a variety of activities. Day-of sign ups are $7. Save $2 by scheduling in advance.
Dogtober Fest Location
Kemper Outdoor Education Center is located at 8201 Jasper Bell (on the East side of Lake Jacomo) in Blue Springs, MO.