We listened to our Fall Expo attendees who told us they wanted a summer festival like the Expo. And for years we’ve been asked to please bring our event to the West side of town. The Horizon Event Center has made that possible. We hope you enjoy the 2nd Annual Great Iowa Pet Fest!

The Great Iowa Pet Fest shares the joy that our pets offer, while showcasing a variety of new products and services.

Horizon Events Center

2100 NW 100th St

Clive, IA 50325

July 17 & 18

July 17: 10am-6pm

July 18: 10-4pm

The Great Iowa Pet Fest welcomes anyone who loves animals and pets. Whether you’re a current pet owner or just thinking about bringing a companion animal into your home, the Great Iowa Pet Fest is for you. It’s a great event for family entertainment, fun activities to do with your dog, and a tradeshow to shop the latest pet products!

For safety reasons, only well-trained, well-behaved adult pets are allowed to attend the Great Iowa Pet Fest. Please leave your younger pets at home! Puppies will be turned away at the door.

Please make sure your adult pet is on a short leash (6 foot maximum, no retractable leashes.).

All pets are required to be accompanied by a Critter Release form that you will be required to fill out at the gate on our website ahead of time. All pets in attendance must be current on shots. Any unruly or threatening pet will be asked to leave. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

1) Come to the Great Iowa Pet Fest.
2) Find the Contest Table near the Main Stage.
3) Look for the Contest Entry Clip Boards.
4) Find the Clip Board for the Contest(s) you want to enter.
5) Sign up! All we need is your name and the name of your pet.
6) Come on up when we call your name!

You will need cash to purchase your admission tickets to the Pet Fest. An ATM will available near the entry gate if needed. Inside the Pet Fest exhibitors accept debit and credit cards.


If you’d like to purchase your admission tickets ahead of time you can do so on Eventbrite here: Get Eventbrite Tickets

Renovated Clive La Quinta for
Only $89/Night

We toured the newly renovated, and pet-friendly La Quinta and we’re happy to report that not only are the rooms really nice, they each have a mini fridge and microwave, plus free breakfast. We have a block from Friday, July 16th through Sunday, July 18th for a $89 per night rate. In addition there is free WIFI, an indoor pool, there is no additional pet fee PLUS it is less than 10 minutes to the Pet Fest site. You can book your room for the Pet Fest anytime from now until July 1st.  Call La Quinta at (515)221-9200 to reserve your blocked room. Make sure you mention you are with THE GREAT MIDWEST PET EXPOS. Additional information about the La Quinta is located below.

Address: 1390 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325

Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta/clive-iowa/la-quinta-des-moines-west-clive/overview

Phone Number: (515) 221-9200

Contact Us

Phone: Cathy - (515)778-4762 / Tessa - (515)777-8801
Email: info@greatmidwestpetexpos.com
PO Box 292
Adel, IA 50003
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