Each year, the 3i SHOW is host to many events and including Antique Tractor Display, Drone Demonstrations, Farm Machinery & Equipment, GPS Demonstrations, Health Programs, Career & Technical Education Day, Legislative Forums, Ride & Drive Opportunities, and Trucks & Equipment.
Please check back as we confirm who will be participating in the Opening Ceremonies on opening day of the 2020 3i SHOW, Thursday the 19th.
Blattner Feedlot Construction & Livestock Equipment – Blattner Feedlot is hosting on-demand demonstrations of their 110 and 220 Hydraulic Squeeze Chutes as well as “The Duke” Portable Wheel Corral. The on-demand demonstrations will take place in their booth spaces I-373 – 378!
Fairbank Equipment – Fairbank Equipment is showcasing the SureFire QuickDraw trailer with on-demand demonstrations. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing spray tender demonstration being held in exhibit spaces I-248 – 251 on the concrete side of the expo center.
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 O-219-224.
Simpson Farm Enterprises – Simpson Farm Enterprises is giving attendees the opportunity to test drive the Apache AS1040! On-demand demonstrations will be held in their booth spaces O-105, 107, 109, and 111.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
9:00 a.m. – TBD
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
10:00 a.m. – Steak Cookoff – In partnership with the Steak Cookoff Association, 20 teams will compete in a sanctioned cookoff for winnings including the first place prize of $1,000. Cookoff will be held on the outside exhibit grounds, location confirmed closer to show.
10:00 a.m. – Agri-Business Hiring Event – At a time when employers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit the talent they need, the Agri-Business Hiring Event returns on Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KANSASWORKS and Kansas WorkforceONE will be on site in their Mobile Workforce Center to match contracted exhibitors’ job openings to potential qualified applicants.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
10:00 a.m. – Kansas Horseshoe Pitchers Association Tournament – The KHPA will host a sanctioned tournament on the dirt floor side of the Western State Bank Expo Center. Interested participants can contact Jim Newboles at (620) 694-9463 to reserve their spot.
The association will also be hosting smaller events all three days of the show. Attendees can participate in pitch offs, a small non-sanctioned tournament, and even a dollar pitch. Multiple portable courts will be set up so those not interested in partaking in events can try their hand at pitching.
1:30 p.m. – Bull Sale – Sutphin Cattle Co. will host the first-ever bull sale at the 3i SHOW on Saturday, March 21, in the Special Events Arena at the Western State Bank Expo Center. The sale will feature 30 two-year-old bulls with four different breeds including Charolais, Red Angus, Angus, and Lim-Flex. All bulls have been trich and fertility tested.
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.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
11:00 a.m. – Industrial Hemp Presentation – Jeff Vogel, Plant Production and Weed Control Program Manager for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, will host a presentation focused on the regulatory requirements to grow industrial hemp, results from 2019, and an outlook for 2020, including the upcoming change from the research to commercial industrial hemp program.
Vogel will also briefly discuss other topics like sampling and testing procedures, how to maintain relevant producer and land information, inspection procedures, and much more!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
2:00 p.m. – Climate and Weather – Jeff Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, will provide a review of 2019 weather and discuss the variability of weather in the High Plains. Hutton will also provide an overview of large scale forcing mechanisms driving the current weather pattern and an expected evolution of large scale patterns. The session will conclude with an outlook for the upcoming growing season.
3:00 p.m. – Irrigation Well Rejuvenation – More Information coming soon.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
2:00 p.m. – TBD
BOOT HILL CASINO & RESORT
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.
BOOT HILL DISTILLERY
Visit the Boot Hill Distillery for a booze-filled history lesson! The tasting room/gift shop hours vary seasonally, so be certain to visit their website. Tours Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 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
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 email@example.com.
CASEY’S COWTOWN CLUB
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 Street!
Monday through Fridays – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Central Station is the best and only mesquite grill in town and 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!
Monday through Friday – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM*
Saturday – 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM*
Sunday – Closed
*Kitchen closes at 10:00 PM
COWBOY CAPITAL SALOON & GRILL
Formerly Guymon Petro, 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 Cowboy Capital Saloon & Grill is 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.
Monday through Thursday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday – 11:00 AM to 11:00PM
Sunday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
DODGE CITY BREWING
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 Avenue!
Monday and Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday through Friday – 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM