Groom Expo Events

Best In Show Awards

Saturday Evening

First, it’s an elegant dinner and overall a grand occasion with some of the finest cuisine that the Hershey Lodge chefs can offer.

After dinner, the GroomOlympics Best in Show awards will take center stage. The Wahl big bucks will be given away as 5 groomers, from the five classes who competed on Friday and Saturday, strut their stuff. The winners will be chosen by the judging panel, and one GroomOlympics World Champion will be crowned.

2016 Best In Show Winner

Friday Night Glow Party

Friday 9pm

Complimentary Glowsticks!
Wear white or neon colors!

Abstract Creative Runway

Saturday Evening
Sponsored by E-Z Groom

Following the Best in Show awards at Groom Expo, groomers will have the opportunity to showcase the beauty in simplicity by entering Saturday evening’s abstract runway competition. Taking place between Saturday’s dinner and the Barkleigh Honors Awards, the competition features beautifully sculpted, simple abstract designs that use minimal color, if any. These designs should be doable in one day and be appropriate for a client’s dog or cat. Without any elaborate scenery or costumes, contestants will rely on their designs and complementary stylist’s attire as they compete for prizes of $1000, $500, and $250.

E-Z Abstract Creative Runway 2016 sponsor

Saturday Night - Aztec Room

Categories

  • Contribution to the Industry
  • Congeniality Award
  • Groomer of the Year
  • Up and Coming
    Groomer of the Year
  • Creative Groomer of the Year
  • Grooming Judge of the Year
  • Blog of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Groomer Website or
    Facebook Page of the Year
  • Speaker of the Year
  • Book of the Year
  • Up and Coming
    Speaker of the Year
  • Writer of the Year
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • New Product of the Year
  • Vendor of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Gospel Concert & Breakfast

Sunday Morning 8 - 10am

Join us and your peers Sunday morning for a fabulous breakfast featuring worship by Reneé Rowan Basel.

Gospel concert and breakfast is included with the VIP and deluxe packages. It can be purchased separately.

Playnight at the Puppy Playground

Friday Evening 7:00pm

More than 80,000 dogs have participated on the Playground. The systems that have evolved are focused on safety and promote owner responsibility. We invite you to come see what we do. Learn why we do it, and how you can too!

Puppy Playground