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Great Bend, Garden City lose 3i
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DODGE CITY – The annual 3i Show, the ag exposition that for years alternated between Great Bend and Garden City, will no longer be held in either community, the Western Kansas Manufactures’ Association  announced Tuesday. From 2012-2016, it will take place in Dodge City.
The decision was made after significant consideration was given to exhibitor feedback as well as multiple other factors including crop schedules, other farm show dates, holidays, school events and multiple other annual community and state events already on the calendar, said Eddie Estes, chief executive officer of the Dodge City-based WKMA. 
In addition to outdoor exhibits, a new facility large enough to accommodate all indoor exhibits under one roof will be constructed in Dodge City over the course of the next year in preparation for the 58th-annual 3i Show. This facility will be located on the corner of U.S. 283 and U.S. 56/400 bypass.
According to Estes, this facility will be the permanent show site, “eliminating any confusion among exhibitors and attendees about where the 3i Show will be held from year to year.” The show site will also give exhibitors the opportunity to build permanent structures on their permanent show space.
Future 3i Show dates will be the second Thursday through Saturday each July.  Show hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. It is scheduled for July 12-14 in 2012.
 For additional information, visit, or contact the WKMA office directly toll-free at 877-405-2883 or locally at 620-227-8082.  WKMA’s office is located at 1700 E. Wyatt Earp in Dodge City.