The Annual Ding Dong Days Homecoming at Dumas will feature the naming of Ding Dong Daddy and Ding Dong Mama, a parade. carnival, the traditional “Laying of the Wreath” at the W.B. Dumas gravesite, the Dumas homecoming football game and homecoming festivities, and may other activities as well as live entertainment by Josh Thompson and Chuck Wickes.

Activities will begin on September 24 with the Ding Dong Days Pageant then resume on September 27 and continue through October 2.


Saturday, September 24
Ding Dong Days Pageant 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 27
BBQ Dinner Take Out 4:30 – 6:30 p.m & Eat-In 5 p.m.
Homecoming Court and Ding Dong Daddy & Mama Announced 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28
Ding Dong Days Parade Lineup 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 29
“Laying of the Wreath” at W.B. Dumas gravesite 10 a.m.
Dumas Jr. High vs Crossett 7 p.m.

Friday, September 30
Homecoming DNTHS Gym 2:30 p.m.
Homecoming Ceremony Tidwell Field 6 p.m.
Dumas vs Crossett Kickoff 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 1
Merle Peterson Memorial Pancake Breakfast 6-10 a.m.
5K Walk/Run Registration 7:30 a.m. Race 8 a.m.
Fun & Food at the Park/Class Reunions 10 a.m. – 9 p.m
Church/Student Group Performance
BBQ Cookoff
Horseshoe Tournament
Mandy Harris Baggo Tournament
Ding Dong Eating Contest
Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths
Chuck Wicks 7:30 p.m.
Josh Thompson 9 p.m.

Sunday, October 2
Desha County Museum 2-4 p.m.
Open House/Birthday Cake/Punch