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.
Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Special Events Arena on Thursday, March 21, at 10 a.m. The Dodge City Community College Rodeo Team and WKMA are working on a salute to veterans during the opening ceremonies! The Kansas Governor is invited along with several other Chamber Members and City Officials attending. This is a Do Not Miss event!
OFFICIAL 3i SHOW AFTER-PARTY!
The 3i SHOW and United Wireless Arena are excited to partner together for the Official 3i SHOW After-Party! Country sensation, Travis Tritt, will be taking the stage at the United Wireless Arena on Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of his Outlaws and Renegades Tour!
Tritt will be accompanied by special guests The Cadillac Three and Copper Chief. Ticket prices range from $34 to $69 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, in person at the arena’s box office, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Contracted exhibitors will receive a $5 discount off the $34 and $44 seats! To receive the discount, tickets must be purchased in person at the UWA box office or by phone at (620) 371-7880!
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. Both of the chutes feature a hydraulic head and tailgate with hydraulic squeeze. “The Duke” is full of features to make any job safer and easier! The Corral features an adjustable hitch with a 2-5/16″ ball mount, a large cylinder on the front to raise and lower the frame and has an alley with two 4′ cut gates and two palpation or access gates on the end. The on-demand demonstrations will take place in their booth spaces I-373, 375, and 377!
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-249-251 on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo Center. The SureFire QuickDraw is a fully automated spray tender system that can be utilized on a trailer or in a bulk plant for precision measurement of chemicals into a sprayer or tender. Manually calculating product amounts is a thing of the past. QuickDraw calculates the amount of each chemical in a batch, including manually added chemicals. Its integrated system makes creating repeatable recipes easy, the micro-motion mass flowmeter requires no calibration, and the closed system offers the tremendous safety benefit of eliminating operator exposure to chemicals.
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.
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-55-59. The Apache AS1040 is the most affordable 1000 gallon self-propelled sprayer in the industry! Weighing in at 20,000 lbs., the AS1040 offers better fuel economy, reduced compaction and a lower price. The 2019 Apache enhances are a new, one piece hood design, and added cross member to improve load distribution under the product tank for better balance, a new positive position joy stick and much more!
Pratt Regional Medical Center will be providing services all three days of the show held in their booth spaces I-132 and 133. PRMC will be providing cholesterol and glucose screenings that only require a finger prick, in addition to blood pressure and oxygen saturation level checks.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
9:00 a.m. – High School Ag Career Day – 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, and extension agents are all invited. Those planning to attend are asked to complete and submit the RSVP form. Detailed Sessions Descriptions.
10:30 a.m. – Dodge City Community College Rodeo Showcase – A College Rodeo Showcase consisting of at least a dozen Conquistador riders, ropers, and wrestlers will immediately follow the Opening Ceremonies in the Special Events Arena. Gabe Burrows, DC3 Rodeo Coach, and the team will demonstrate every event they compete in.
10:30 a.m. – Boot Hill Distillery Meet and Greet – BHD will be hosting a Meet and Greet immediately following the Opening Ceremonies from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come meet their Director of Sales, Lee Griffith, at the Merchandise table in the northwest corner of the Expo Center. Lee will be handing out wooden nickels to attendees good for $2 off any cocktail or tour at the distillery when they visit anytime during the three days of the show.
12:00 p.m. – Pratt Regional Medical Center Health Program – Ritchey Simon, DNP will perform foot and ankle exams from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in PRMC’s booth spaces I-132 and 133.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
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 3i SHOW is hosting the first-ever Agri-Business Hiring Event 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. Staff will be on hand to assist job seekers with applications, resume preparation, and match them with job assistance services and training opportunities. Contracted Exhibitors participating in the Hiring Event include: Roto-Mix, LLC, Skyland Grain, LLC, Western Plains Medical Complex, Kansas Army National Guard, and Arensman Services.
1:00 p.m. – Pratt Regional Medical Center Health Program – Jacque Kemmerer, DNP will perform skin cancer checks from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in PRMC’s booth spaces I-132 and 133. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., PRMC is allowing attendees to step in the shoes of an Orthopedic surgeon by using the same Virtual Reality System designed to train surgeons on robotic knee replacements.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
8:30 a.m. – Kiwanis Club Breakfast Feed – The Kiwanis Club of Dodge City will be a hosting a Breakfast Feed the last day of the 3i SHOW from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in spaces I-310 and 311. Kiwanis will be offering delicious breakfast burritos and coffee to show attendees for a FREE WILL donation. All funds raised will be used to benefit children of the Dodge City community.
9:00 a.m. – Pratt Regional Medical Center Health Program – Jacque Kemmerer, DNP will perform skin cancer checks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in PRMC’s booth spaces I-132 and 133.
10:00 a.m. – Family Fun Day with Smoky Hills Public Television – Smoky Hills Public Television is bringing their annual event, Family Fun Day, to the 3i SHOW! The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the “Presentation Area.” Family Fun Day gives kids a chance to meet and take pictures with Curious George! Live music will be provided by Jammin’ Randy. The event will be family friendly entertainment while containing an educational component.
12:00 p.m. – Dodge City Raceway Park Showcase – Racing fans champing at the bit for some on-track action will have their needs met on the last day of the show! Preceding the season opening event on April 6, a car show featuring participating competitors will be on the outdoor grounds of the Expo Center from noon to 4 p.m. After that, activities will shift over to the racetrack with an open practice from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to the open practice is free, with pit passes $20 per person. Pit passes can be purchased at the Raceway box office.
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!
Dragon-Line $1000 Credit Giveaway – Dragon-Line, LLC is “Transforming Pivot Irrigation through Drip Technology” and wants to help one lucky 3i SHOW attendee do the same by offering a $1000 Credit Towards a Complete System or Filtration Assembly! Dragon-Line is available through local pivot dealers all over the US, and saves producers 20-50% of water usage, bringing precision irrigation to precision farming. The drawing will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Dragon-Line booth I-202. More Information.
KFRM “Radio Spin” Giveaway – One lucky exhibitor will receive a 6 month news sponsorship on KFRM valued at $2400! To register, exhibitors will need to drop their business card in the drawing box located at KFRM’s exhibit space, I-104. The winner, who does not need to be present to win, will be drawn at 2:00 p.m. in the KFRM booth. More Information.
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 21
11:00 a.m. – “Managing Stress, Anger, Anxiety, and Depression in Rural America” – Dr. Mark Green, psychologist with Pratt Regional Medical Center, is bringing awareness to stress in farming and ranching, how it impacts the farm and family, and how to get help. Dr. Green will also navigate the path to greater mental health, providing education on how to recognize signs of high stress, anger, depression, and suicidal thinking. More Information.
2:00 p.m. – “Climate and Weather Update” – Jeff Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge City, will provide a review of 2018 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 patterns and an expected evolution of large scale patterns. The session will conclude with an outlook for the upcoming growing season. More Information.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
11:00 a.m. – “Anxiety, Stress and Depression: How to Cope When Life Feels Out of Control” – Coordinated by the Suicide Prevention Coalition, Vicki Broz, Compass Behavioral Health Regional II Director, and Deb Moffitt, Family Care Clinic therapist, will focus on identifying the symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression that comes with working in agriculture. Deb and Vicki will also provide an overview of techniques that can be utilized to regulate emotions, manage stress and improve relations. More Information.
1:00 p.m. – “How to Save Water and Money with Drip Line Technology” – Monty Teeter, CEO of Dragon-Line, 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 water without ice accumulation on pivot, eliminating leaf burn and MANY others. Teeter will conclude the presentation with a discussion on how Dragon-Line has transformed pivot irrigation through drip technology. More Information.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
2:00 p.m. – “U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall Forum” – U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall will be hosting a forum to discuss the progress being made on trade discussion, implementation of the recently passed Farm Bill and other related issues with fellow Kansans. More Information.
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
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
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 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