- Groom Expo is Awesome -

Trade Show

Groom Expo is the world’s largest grooming show, welcoming thousands of pet professionals to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, every September. Attendees can find clippers, shampoos, combs, tables, tubs, and thousands of other pet care, boarding, natural, and retail products at over 170 booths.

Education & Competitions

Groom Expo hosts dozens of educational seminars on grooming, animal behavior, boarding, mobile grooming, retail, naturals, training, and pet daycare. Groom Expo is also home to exciting grooming competitions with generous cash awards! The PetSmart GroomOlympics are held, along with the following breed class competitions: Poodle, Salon Freestyle, Sporting/Terriers and More, All Other Purebreds, and Creative.


The whole weekend is packed with extra events for fun and the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow pet professionals. On Friday night, Barkleigh throws a themed party to welcome attendees and provide a chance to unwind and have some fun!

Packages Plans

Special package plans range from V.I.P (admission on all four days to most sessions, all meals, and spectator admission to all grooming contests) to weekend packages for Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. Of course, seminars and admission to contests can also be purchased individually.

Silent Auction

You won’t want to miss all the great items up for bidding at the Gifts of Love Silent Auction. Thousands of unique and practical pet-themed gifts are featured daily from Friday through Sunday.

Mark your calendars now for this event! For a program book click here, or contact Barkleigh Productions at (717) 691-3388.

Who Should Come

to Groom Expo?

Do you own a pet care facility? Are you involved in grooming, boarding, training, breeding, exhibiting, handling, brushing, bathing, walking, helping, or understanding pets? Do you retail pet products to the pet-owning public? Do you need to improve your grooming or handling skills? Or learn how to retail or add retail to your mix of services? Then this is your place.

Groom Expo is for anyone who makes a full or part-time living from professional pet care... or is a serious hobbyist. Groomers, mobile groomers, kennel operators and kennel personnel, trainers, day care operators, veterinarians, pet retailers, animal behaviorists, shelter personnel, breeders, handlers, vet techs, or anyone involved in the pet industry will find a wealth of information, products and services to meet your needs.

Simply put,
You should come
to the show!