This past June saw another record setting year for PetQuest. Total attendance was up 13% for a total of 1,469 attending groomers. This year also saw 76 different groomers competing, making it the most contest participants in the show’s history. PetQuest took place June 23rd-26th at the Roberts Center in central Ohio. The Roberts Center is known to be a very dog friendly hotel / convention facility.
August 18 – 21, 2016 // Located in Wheeling, IL
The All American Grooming Show is probably the most unique grooming show in the country. And that makes perfect sense, when you consider that it was founded by one of the industry’s most unique and passionate legends. Jerry Schinberg always wanted the best for the groomers, but he also wanted it done with flair.
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.
This past December, Barkleigh premiered the Groom Florida Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show. The show consisted of a creative grooming contest, educational seminars by top industry speakers and the first ever, Barkleigh Invitational Grooming Contest, sponsored by Wahl, Crown Royale, LTD, Chris Christensen, Pet Plan, Espree, Pet Paint and Groomer to Groomer Magazine.
Feel the Spirit
Many professions require yearly continuing education for their members. The grooming industry does not. Yet, thousands of groomers from all over the world voluntarily attend grooming shows. Nearly 5,000 of them recently attended Groom Expo, the largest grooming show in the world. It was held in September at the magnificent Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Southeast’s Largest Competition and Trade Show for the Professional Pet Stylist, Atlanta Pet Fair, hosted record-breaking 2,124 pet services industry professionals as they took over the Hilton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia this March 5-8. Produced by World Pet Association for the first time, Atlanta Pet Fair 2015 surpassed expectations.