Since its first year, the Northwest Grooming Show had been one of the fastest growing shows in the grooming industry. But, last year’s turnout was surprising to even the most optimistic of people. For the first time in Barkleigh show history, pre-registration seminar packages were sold out. Fortunately, a reconfiguration of the seating at the show made it possible for everyone to attend seminars.
As a result, this year’s show will be much bigger and better! More space has been allocated for both vendors and classrooms. That means more vendors, seminars, and speakers than ever before to go along with the GroomTeam USA sanctioned breed contests, a Rescue Round-up competition, and a creative styling competition.
The Northwest Grooming Show separates itself from other shows in many ways. The groomers that attend are some of the most social and helpful that you will find anywhere. It doesn’t take long to feel comfortable with new groomers that you meet.
But, the show might be best known for something that has nothing to do with grooming: The Murano Hotel. The Murano is the most unique grooming show host hotel. The facility doubles as a glass art museum, with each floor featuring a different artist.
“The Northwest Grooming Show has always had strong support from the local groomers,” states Barkleigh Show Planner Rebecca Shipman, “But, the last few years we have seen groomers from all over the country making the trip out to the show. It is definitely a show that every groomer should experience at least once.” ✂