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.  Check back frequently as events are confirmed for 2016!

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Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Special Events Arena on Thursday, October 13, at 10 a.m. It is sure to be a do-not-miss event this year! Dodge City Community College Rodeo students will kick off Opening Ceremonies with a highly patriotic Grand Entry on horseback with a triangle of flags, including the armed forces and POW flags. City and county representatives as well as state government representatives will be present for the ribbon cutting ceremonies, and High School Ag Career Day participants are strongly encouraged to attend as well. event_open

Protecting Livestock from Disease: Basics of Biosecurity

K-State Research and Extension, the Ford County Extension Office, Ford County Emergency Management and the 3i SHOW have teamed up to offer farmers, ranchers, emergency personnel and the general public the opportunity to learn more about keeping an important part of the food supply, livestock, safe in Southwest Kansas. The goal of biosecurity is to protect animal health. Biosecurity incorporates those management practices aimed at keeping new diseases off the farm and diseases from spreading from group to group on the farm. Biosecurity is the most effective method of disease control. Dr. Tarpoff will share how livestock producers can control disease by controlling animal movement. His program will include biosecurity tips related to all livestock types and operations.

This presentation will be held on Friday, October 14, at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. in the Western State Bank Expo Arena.


Visitors of all ages are invited to visit the Careers in Welding Trailer, located in spaces O-485 and O-486. It is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience combined with career information to educate visitors on the opportunities available in the welding industry. Fitted with five virtual reality welding simulators, visitors can grab a welding gun and helmet equipped with internal monitors and put their skill to the test.Facing a critical shortage of over 400,000 welding professionals by 2025, the American Welding Society (AWS) is taking its Careers in Welding Trailer across the country to give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at welding and learn more about a career path in the industry.

This expandable trailer has 650 square feet of exhibit space that includes a display wall featuring eleven industry segments; a “Day in the Life of a Welder” exhibit with videos depicting real-life environments in which welders work; a life size welder highlighting welding as a safe profession; a social media kiosk allowing visitors to take their photo and post to Facebook or email to a friend; welding scholarship information and more.

In addition to exhibiting during the entirety of the 3i SHOW, the American Welding Society will also be participating in High School Ag Career Day sessions on Thursday, October 13.For more information on the trailer and the 2016 tour schedule, please visit www.aws.org/careersinweldingtrailer.AWS


Dodge City Community College’s new Head Rodeo Coach, Doug Munsell, and his students will be highlighting many exciting rodeo events in the WSBE Arena on Thursday, October 13, at 1 p.m.! DC3 admission representatives will be available during the last 15 minutes of the program to answer questions regarding DC3 programs and career opportunities. The Showcase will also double as a High School Ag Career Day session (See the HSACD event for more information).The DC3 Rodeo students will also host a Grand Entry for Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Arena. Hearing Doug’s description of this entry makes it clear it will be a do-not-miss, highly patriotic event, ending with a triangle of flags, including the armed forces and POW flags. Doug states he is “all about God and country” and has the utmost respect for all the armed forces.In addition, to help raise funds for the DC3 Rodeo Fee Fund, Cow Patty Bingo and Half-and-Half Drawings will be held Thursday and Friday (See these events for more information).


Dodge City Community College’s Rodeo Program is hosting Cow Patty Bingo to raise money for their Rodeo Fee Fund. Cow Patty Bingo consists of a stall being divided into equal sections, and whoever purchased the square where the cow drops a patty is the winner!

Cow Patty Bingo will be played on Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14. Tickets will be sold daily at the DC3 exhibit located at I-138-139 until the cow goes into the pen at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will cost $20 each with 50% of the sales going to support the fund. Winner(s) will be announced each day at 3 p.m. in the Arena.


Dixie Chopper is returning this year with their Race Track!  Find their outdoor exhibit located in spaces O-180, 182 and 184 to test your skills. Complete the track in their Dixie Chopper zero-turn lawn mower with the best time to be eligible for some great prizes! This is the perfect opportunity for those interested in purchasing zero-turn equipment to demo their product and experience the speed and power of a Dixie Chopper mower.

In addition to the Race Track, Dixie Chopper will have various zero-turns ranging in residential, commercial, and industrial size on display. Representatives from Dixie Chopper will be onsite to answer product questions, give demonstrations, and hand out various giveaways.

To learn more about Dixie Chopper and view the complete line-up of zero-turn lawn mowers, visit the company’s website at dixiechopper.com.



Several exhibitors will be having some GREAT giveaways this year! Registrations will be taken all 3 days up until the time of the drawings, which will all be held on SATURDAY. Don’t miss out!

Vertical Solutions is the creator of EasyFarm Software Packages. EasyFarm Software packages include Crop & Field Manager, Livestock Manager, Accounts Receivable and Payroll capabilities with top-notch customer support. One lucky person will win a complete EasyFarm Software package valued at $1,000! Stop by their booth, I-258, to register and learn more about their software. The drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. in their booth. Entrants are encouraged but not required to be present to win.

This giveaway is specifically for exhibitors. One lucky exhibitor will receive a 6 month news sponsorship on KFRM valued at $2,400 in the KFRM “Radio Spin” Giveaway! Exhibitors need only drop their business card in the drawing box located at KFRM’s exhibit space, O-115. The winner, who does not need to be present to win, will be drawn promptly at 2:00 p.m. in the KFRM booth.

Form Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of Heat Sheet®, will be giving away $500 worth of Heat Sheet® R-10 or R14 to one lucky winner! Stop by their booth, space I-199, to register and learn more about how easy and efficient hydronic floor heat can be. The drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in their booth.  Registrants are encouraged but not required to be present to win.

Willborn Tank & Fuel Systems expanded into Southwest Kansas in the first quarter of 2016. With over 100 years of manufacturing expertise, they provide field tested designs with attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship in all of their above-ground storage tanks. To celebrate their first year in Kansas and their first year exhibiting at the 3i SHOW, they will be giving away a 298 gallon skid tank to one lucky attendee. Stop by their booth, I-78, to register and to learn about their tank and fuel systems.  The drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. in their booth. Registrants do not have to be present to win but will need to pick up their prize and have it off the show grounds by Sunday afternoon, October 16.

AKE Safety Equipment will be giving away a High Capacity STOP-FYRE® Fire Extinguisher, the only fire extinguisher that is multi-shot, no mess, and non-corrosive. Safe to use anywhere, it’s no wonder STOP-FYRE® is The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher, and one lucky 3i SHOW attendee will win a STOP-FYRE® Fire Extinguisher valued at $900 this year! Stop by their booth, I-118, to register and to learn all about the Fire Extinguisher. The drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. in their booth. Registrants are encouraged but not required to be present to win.


Dodge City Community College’s Rodeo Program is hosting Half-and-Half Drawings to raise money for their Rodeo Fee Fund. Tickets will be sold at the DC3 exhibit located at I-138-139. Tickets will cost $1 each with 50% of the sales going to support the fund. Multi-ticket sales discounts available!Half-and-Half Drawings will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14. The winner will be announced each day at 3 p.m. in the Arena.


High School Ag Career Day is being held on Thursday, October 13, 2016!High School Ag Career Day offers students an opportunity to learn about careers in agriculture. High school Ag teachers, their students and parents, high school counselors, FFA representatives, 4-H representatives, and extension agents are invited and requested to help spread the word to make this a GREAT educational event with as many students in attendance as possible!Sessions will be held on the hour, every hour beginning at 9 a.m., allowing students to select which sessions they wish to attend. Students are invited and encouraged to attend Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m. in the WSBE Arena on the dirt side of the building. The final session of the day will begin at 1 p.m., allowing for students’ timely return to school.

Sessions will include Diesel Safety, Equine Safety, Farm Chemical Safety, GPS Guidance Training, Infrared Field Mapping with an Unmanned Aerial System, Robots in the Workplace and What in the World is Welding. Click here for complete session descriptions.

Schools planning to attend are asked to RSVP. Click here for the form.

Agribusiness Development Workshop

The Agribusiness Development Workshop will be held in the WSBE Arena on Friday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the WSBE Arena and provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources as well as current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.Workshop topics will include licensing guides, assistance with regulatory issues, interagency navigation, international opportunities and import/export protocols. For those producing products in the state, the “From the Land of Kansas” program will be highlighted as well. The lack of a skilled and plentiful workforce has been a concern statewide, and this workshop will share results of the KDA workforce survey along with a few of the solutions that have been proposed to alleviate the labor issue. The Department of Commerce will also present information on some of the programs they have to help offset the cost of training or creating new jobs.Featured speakers at the event will include Lynne Hinrichsen, KDA Agribusiness Development Director; Russell Plaschka, KDA Workforce Development Specialist; and Carol Meyer, with the Kansas Department of Commerce business and community development.event_kdoa

KDWPT Archery Shooting

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will be hosting their archery shooting event on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15. The archery shooting event will be INSIDE on the west side of the concrete floor. Genesis compound bows, arrows, targets and an arrow stop will be set up for attendees to experience archery with the help of trained instructors.In addition, the KDWPT will staff a booth inside at space I-336 for the entirety of the 3i SHOW to answer questions about the Walk-In Hunting and Fishing programs, the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, and other private land programs.


The Kansas Lions MSU will be offering FREE sight, hearing, blood pressure and diabetes testing. A Vision Screener will test children from 6 months of age to preschool as well as adults. The Vision Screener detects serious eye diseases and problems. It does not require much in the way of an infant’s/child’s cooperation – all they need to do is look at the Vision Screener. Results will be given to each person tested so they may take them to their medical professional.The Kansas Lions MSU will be located in spaces O-125 and 127 in the Health Area.LionsClubMobileUnitLionsClubMobileUnitLionsClubMobileUnit


Matheson Tri-Gas once again brings the Miller Road Show Truck to the 3i SHOW! Attendees can experience the latest technology in welding and metal cutting equipment from Matheson’s exhibit spaces O-203-208. The customized tractor-trailer is loaded with more than 30 welding and metal cutting products — many with applicable show specials!Live product demonstrations from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. will take place from daily. Attendees are encouraged to try out some Miller safety gear and spend time under the hood during the show. Visitors can learn helpful tips and participate in hands-on demonstrations. The Miller team will also be available to answer questions about projects or processes.For more information, visit MillerWelds.com.

Daily Health Program

Attendees are invited to visit PRMC in the Health & Safety Area located in spaces O-124 and 126 on the east end of the show grounds.  Stop by their exhibit and receive a free koozie. In addition, PRMC will have a daily drawing for a FREE HydraFacial and a FREE massage to be performed at the Dodge City location. Blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels will be checked, blood sugars tested, and the following sessions will be held: 


David Sherraden, PA, 9 – 1
Dr. Luis Espinoza, GYN Surgeon 12 – 1 and 3:30 – 4:30
Jacque Kemmerer, APRN 1 – 210/14/16
Dr. Scott Gordon, DPM, Foot/Ankle Surgeon 1:30 – 2:30
Jacque Kemmerer, APRN 12 – 5

Denise Conant, APRN 9 -12
Alexander Neel, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon 10 -12
Jacque Kemmerer, APRN, 12 – 4


Stephanie Becker 9 – 11 event_prmc


With a true-to-life series of flashes, flames, sizzles and smoke, The Victory Electric Cooperative Assn., Inc. linemen will demonstrate power line safety during live, high-voltage demonstrations in space O-128. The demonstration is designed to teach students and adults alike about electricity, electrical safety and lightning safety. Because the public is constantly exposed to the many benefits and potential dangers of electrical power, the goal of this program is to help people better understand how electricity provides an improved way of life and the dangers of electricity when used improperly. Safety is stressed at all times by co-op personnel who conduct these informative demonstrations which are presented in an age-appropriate manner, based upon the viewing audience.Print




George and LaDonna Brown are returning with several antique John Deere and International tractors from their personal collection to be displayed daily, including a newly completed 1960 John Deere 830 electric start tractor. They have been collecting and restoring tractors for the past approximately 20 years. They enjoy taking their tractors to various tractor shows across the Midwest from Oklahoma to Nebraska.

Jack and Jacqualine Dunham will also return with their 1920 Toro, which was reportedly saved from WWII scrap drives in southwest Kansas. It was sitting in a junk yard when one of the previous owners found it. Dunham says it is thought to be one of only three known to exist.

Eddie Mahieu will display 2 of his 7 antique tractors; a 1952 Model U Minneapolis Moline originally owned by his father, Victor Mahieu of Singlewood, Kansas, and a 1945 Model LA Case originally owned by his father-in-law, Ross Bair of Minneola, Kansas. Eddie has been working on the tractors for approximately ten years, and this will be their first public showing. Believe it or not, these tractors are actually currently in use. These tractors are truly a sight! Print

Wheat State Chapter

The Wheat State Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) will again have a display on Saturday, October 15. This year’s display will feature a new mix of antique and classic trucks from the Wheat State Chapter. The display will located outside the northwest corner of the Expo Building.The ATHS is over 40 years old and was founded to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry and its pioneers. The Wheat State Chapter of the ATHS was organized in 2003. For more information about the ATHS, visit www.aths.org.event_historytrucks




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.




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.

Country Style Dinner and Long Branch Variety Show

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.


Central Station will have LIVE entertainment on Friday, October 14th. Admission is $5 at the door for 3i SHOW exhibitors presenting their exhibitor badge, or come for dinner and stay for free! The indoor concert will have music from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. sponsored by Foley Equipment and Foley Rental.

Central Station is a full service restaurant and bar with the best and only mesquite grill in town, offering a wide variety of dishes that satisfy all appetites. Central Station is located at 207 East Wyatt Earp Blvd. and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please call 620-225-1176 for more information or visit www.centralstationdc.net.


Community Dinner Theater

event_theaterPRESENTING – Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, by Steven Dietz.

Based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, the world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph.

October 7-9*; 14-16*; 21-22, 2016
Doors open 5:30 p.m.; seating and serving begins at 6:15 p.m.
Dinner Theater tickets cost $55.00; show only tickets cost $40.
Cash bar is available.
Reservations can be made by calling 620-225-1001.

The Depot Theater Company is located at 201 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., nestled in the heart of beautiful Dodge City. For more information, visit www.depottheaterco.com, or email reservation requests to connie@depottheaterco.com.

A Documentary

ONE NIGHT ONLY! “Thirsty Land” will be shown at B&B Theatres Dodge City Village 8 on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Thirsty Land is a documentary about extreme drought, agriculture, and the water crisis in the Western United States and how these challenges impact farmers, communities, and the environment. The film will have three showings: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Click here to order tickets in advance! Film Director/Producer, Conrad Weaver, will be attending this event as well.


Supper Club Featuring Dueling Pianos

A Supper Club featuring the Dueling Pianos Road Show will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center. Dueling Pianos is more than just music; it is crowd interaction, comedy, and fun party music all in one! Dueling Piano Road Show can play thousands of popular requests instantly! Plus, it is total crowd Involvement with singing, dancing, and laughing.The Supper Club meal starts at 6 p.m. with pianos playing from 6:30 to 8:30. Doors will close at 10 p.m. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple, kids 5 and younger $15. A cash bar will be available. Only 175 tickets are available, so purchase tickets TODAY by calling 620-371-7390.The Conference Center is located at 4100 W. Comanche in Dodge City, right next to the Boot Hill Casino.