The All-American Grooming Show, which took place from August 23rd-26th in Schaumburg, Illinois, was a huge success and the fourth largest grooming show in the world, following Groom Expo, Groom Expo West and Intergroom. This year’s attendance boasted a massive 16% increase over last year’s show, featuring over 100 booths of major pet care manufacturers and distributors from all over the nation. The All-American Grooming Show entails dozens of educational seminars, exciting grooming competitions, and a weekend packed with extra events to meet and mingle with thousands of your fellow pet care professionals.
This year at the All-American Grooming Show there were nine different grooming competitions to partake in during this busy weekend. Those competitions included Wire Coated Breeds, Purebreds, Sporting, Salon Freestyle, Poodles, Rescue Round Up, Abstract Design Runway, the Creative Grooming Competition and the remarkable World Cup Grooming Games.
The World Cup Grooming Games is a premier grooming event that took place on Friday and Saturday of the All-American Grooming Show, where the nation’s best groomers competed for the top positions. Beginner to expert skills were tested in this world-class event.
Huge monetary prizes were offered in all levels of competition sponsored by Andis, AKC, Electric Cleaner Company, Geib, Espree, Wahl and Earthbath. Each tournament features combined classes and levels of skill.
The All-American Grooming Show was also comprised of countless learning experiences from the leading experts in the industry including Victor Rosado, Cheryl Purcell, Olga Zabelinskaya, Jonathan David, Khris Berry and Sue Zecco.
Barkleigh Productions is already working on next year’s All-American Grooming Show extravaganza; mark your calendars for August 8th-11th, 2019 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.