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!
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 PetSmart 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.
Friday Night 9:00pm to 1:00am
in the Nigerian Room
Come dressed for the occasion!
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.
Thursday Evening 7 - 9pm
Sunday Morning 8 - 10am
Join us and your peers Sunday morning for a fabulous breakfast featuring worship by Shay Kemp.
Shay has had the privilege of singing praise to the Lord in local churches since she was a young child, and has served as Worship Pastor at Calvary Christian Fellowship in Boiling Springs, South Carolina since 2000.
Gospel concert and breakfast is included with the VIP and deluxe packages. It can be purchased separately.