2018 Events

Each year, the 3i SHOW is host to many events and including Antique Tractor Display, Drone Demonstrations, Farm Machinery & Equipment, GPS Demonstrations, Health Programs, High School Ag Career Day, Legislative Forums, Ride & Drive Opportunities, Trucks & Equipment, and Vintage Saturday.

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Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Special Events Arena on Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m. The Dodge City Community College Rodeo Team will return this year to perform their Grand Entry! Lieutenant Governor Tracey Mann along with several other Chamber Members and City Officials attending. This is a Do Not Miss event!


Each year, exhibitors have many GREAT giveaways! Registrations are taken all 3 days up until the time of the drawings, which will all be held on SATURDAY. Don’t miss out!

Hannebaum Grain Co. – Hannebaum Grain Co. is offering one lucky attendee the chance to win a K-State vs. Mississippi State football package valued at over $900! Registration will occur at Hannebaum’s booth I-274 and the winner will be selected on Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Full Details.

Channel Seed – Channel Seed is giving one lucky attendee free seed valued at over $600! Registration will occur at Channel’s booth I-213 to win either two bags of corn seed or 12 bags of soybean seed. The winner will be selected on Saturday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. Full Details.


Demonstrations are put in alphabetical order by company name, not by when they’ll occur.

Landoll Corporation – Don’t miss your opportunity to view Landoll’s new 7500 Series Vertical Tillage (VT) Plus with Adjustable Gangs in action! Daily on-demand demonstrations will be held in their booth spaces I-383-386 located on the dirt floor side of the Expo building. This piece of equipment can adapt to changing field environments and can be used in a variety of residue conditions. The adjustable gang feature allows the operator to change the disc gangs anywhere between 5 and 15 degrees on the go from the tractor cab. Landoll factory and sales reps will be on hand to demonstrate the adjustments and answer questions. Full Details.

Simpson Farm Enterprises – Come test drive the all-new Apache AS630 with daily on-demand demonstrations taking place in their outside booth spaces O-55-59 at the Expo Center. The Apache AS630 is the most affordable self-propelled sprayer in the industry! Its compact and lightweight design is built for the farmer looking to upgrade to a self-propelled sprayer or the larger producer lookin for an agile extra sprayer. This model features a 4-speed JCB power shifting transmission with a road speed of 32 m.p.h., a powerful 163 HP Cummins engine and 650-gallon tank capacity. Representatives from Simpson will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions. Full Details.


DCCC Roping Clinic – Jeff Copenhaver, World Champion Calf Roper and founder of the world’s first “Cowboy Church,” is hosting a live roping demonstration on Thursday, March 22! Starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Special Events Arena, Cody Stromberg and the Dodge City Community College Rodeo Team will assist Copenhaver with this clinic, demonstrating basic roping horsemanship and how to build a catch loop as well as tie-down groundwork. Copenhaver will discuss with attendees how to create a plan that works for their specific dream and how rodeo principles can be applied to everyday life. Full Details.

Archery Shoot – The Prairie Bowman Archery Club is hosting an archery shoot on Saturday, March 24. The shoot will begin at 9 a.m. and all ages and classes will be shooting together and a few experienced archers will be on site to help ensure safe shooting is practiced. Free bag targets will be available to shoot. Inexperienced archers will be placed closer to the bags when shooting so hitting the target will be easier. More experienced archers will have the option of paying $10 for 10 large-size targets. Bows and equipment will be provided for those that don’t have their own. Full Details.


Educational and information sessions will all be held in the southwest corner of the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo Center in the area marked “Presentation Area.”


2:00 p.m. – “Weather and Climate”

Jeff Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City, will be covering many topics during his presentation including the extremes in weather that have occurred in the last 18 months. Hutton will offer information on the high variability of weather Kansans have lived with on the high plains as well as the current weather conditions. Hutton will conclude with an outlook going into the growing season. Full Details.

3:00 p.m. – “Improving Profitability with Natural Gas Irrigation and Technology”

Black Hills Energy has coordinated with CropMetrics and VNA Corporation to bring us a presentation on the benefits of natural gas irrigation! The benefits of precision irrigation management will be discussed, including how they offer a full-service Variable Rate Irrigation program that can help cut costs and increase production. The presentation will end with an explanation on how RNG is produced from cellulosic-based crop residues and qualifies for D3 RINs if used as transportation fuel as part of the Renewable Fuels Programs administered by the EPA.

Presenters will include Todd King, Black Hills Energy Key Account Representative and natural gas irrigation expert; Kylen Hunt, Chief Sales Officer with CropMetrics; and Greg Northup, VNA President and renewable energy expert. Full Details.


10:00 a.m. – “How Famers & Producers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands”

Larry Oxenham, author and Senior Advisor for the American Society for Asset Protection, will cover many topics during his lecture including the strategies and tools the nation’s top law firms use to save their clients millions of dollars each year. This lecture provides solutions to three major problems:  lawsuits, taxes and probate. Oxenham will offer information on how to structure business for lawsuit protection and prevention, reduce liability insurance costs, minimize taxes and create successful estate and business succession plan. Full Details.

1:00 p.m. – “Farm Bill Town Hall”

U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall is inviting the public to a town hall to discuss the progress being made on the farm bill, trade and other agriculture related issues. “Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Big First,” said Congressman Marshall. “I am proud to be your representation in Washington D.C.”

In Congress, Marshall serves on the House Ag Committee, the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and the House Small Business Committee. Full Details.

3:00 p.m. – “How to Save Water and Money with Drip Line Technology” 

Monty Teeter will discuss water savings as a major benefit of pivot irrigation through drip technology. Other benefits include reducing or eliminating wheel track issues, allowing possible winter watering without ice accumulation on pivot, eliminating leaf burn and plant shock from sudden temperature changes and more. The benefits will continue to emerge as drip irrigation is used in diverse production areas. Teeter will speak on how Dragon-Line has transformed pivot irrigation through drip technology. Attendees are invited to their exhibit space I-202 for more information. Full Details.



Boot Hill Casino & Resort, located at 4000 W. Comanche Street, just off Highway 50 in Dodge City, is the first gaming facility in Kansas with state owned and operated casino games. A tribute to the legendary fame of the Old West, the property offers 24-hour gaming as well as dining and entertainment in a setting reminiscent of the Wild West era.

Boot Hill Casino & Resort features 800 electronic gaming machines, 18 table games, and 5 live poker tables. Casual dining is available with Firesides at Boot Hill, Wild Bill’s Beer Bar offering a variety of specialty, imported and domestic beers, and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Cowboy Café offers a light fare on-the-go including Daylight Donuts.

For more information about Boot Hill Casino & Resort, visit www.boothillcasino.com or call 1-877-906-0777.

Live Entertainment

Boot Hill Casino & Resort are offering a FREE concert in the Longhorn Room on Friday, March 23! Peg and the Bundys will take the stage at 8 p.m.




Visit the Boot Hill Distillery for a  booze-filled history lesson! The tasting room/gift shop doors are open until 7 p.m. daily with tours at 1, 3, and 5 p.m.

Located at 501 W. Spruce Street, the Distillery sits on land that was the Boot Hill Cemetery back in the 1870’s. Then, from 1878 through 1927, the property housed a public school. But by 1929, a Spanish-revival colonial-style building was built on the spot and it became Dodge City’s Municipal Building. Call 620-371-6309 for information.


Boot Hill Museum, an Old West history museum, is open seven days a week. Sitting on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery, the Museum’s complex extends over a 2 city block area with an extensive collection of artifacts boasting over 25,000 items showcased in 40 exhibits. Experience the Old West and shop in the Rath General Store, belly up to the bar and tip back an original recipe Sarsaparilla in the famous Long Branch Saloon, walk down the board walk and “Relive the Legend”!

Boot Hill Museum Summer Season Activities include World Famous Gunfights, Can-Can Lessons, Deputizing, Country-Style Dinner, and the Long Branch Variety Show. For more details on ticket options and pricing please contact Boot Hill Museum by phone 620-227-8188 or email info@boothill.org.


If you’re a big fan of steaks, then don’t miss out on fine dining at Casey’s Cowtown Club. Casey’s Cowtown is an original Kansas style steakhouse that cooks only locally bought beef for your satisfaction. You can visit them at 503 E Trail St!

Monday through Fridays – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Central Station is dedicated to providing a unique dining experience for their customers by offering three different venues. Customers can enjoy a tasty meal in a warm and cozy atmosphere, sit in a REAL dining car or hang out in the sports bar section to catch up on sports or news!

Live Entertainment

Central Station is offering FREE live entertainment at 10:00 PM on March 23! You can catch Bo Phillips, Wes Cossman and Dodge City’s own THIEF in action!


Where “making good beer is a combination of art and science.” Dodge City Brewing is a tap room featuring their own hand-crafted beers and brick-oven pizza, located at the base of “Booze Hill,” in historic downtown Dodge City. Be sure to visit them at 701 3rd Ave!

Monday and Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday and Thursday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Dodge City’s newest restaurant puts a modern twist on one of Dodge City’s historic brick treasures.  Located across Wyatt Earp Blvd from the Boot Hill museum, the Guymon Petro Bar & Grill will be open for lunch and dinner and features a menu with eclectic choices such as fried pickles, burgers, quail, steaks, seafood, and pasta all prepared before your eyes in their open kitchen.

The Guymon Petro Bar & Grill has dining seating for 132 people and bar seating for 42 and is finished in a rustic industrial style. The design incorporates multi-levels and separate rooms to create an intimate feeling for the dining experience. The bar area is all about comradery with communal bar tables and a 33 ft. bar with 10 beers on tap and specialty cocktails like Wild Bill Hickok Lemonade and the Doc Holiday Cocktail.

Live Entertainment

Jake Gill will be performing at Guymon Petro on Friday, March 23! Come early for dinner, stay for the music starting at 8!