The 34th Annual Ding Dong Days festival at Dumas will get underway this weekend with a golf tournament at the Walnut Lake Country Club Saturday morning and a beauty pageant at the Dumas New Tech High School Saturday evening. Activities will resume Tuesday, September 24 and continue through Sunday, September 29.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, September 21
8:30 a.m. – Ding Dong Days Golf  Tournament ‐ Walnut Lake Country Club
4:30 p.m. – Registration for Ding Dong Days Beauty Pageant ‐ Dumas High School
6 p.m. – Ding Dong Days Beauty Pageant ‐ Dumas New Tech High School

Tuesday, September 24
5 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m., Barbecue dinner carry‐out, tickets are $10 ‐ Dumas Community Center
6p.m. ‐ 7 p.m. Chamber barbecue dinner & program ‐ Dumas Community Center

Thursday, September 26
10 a.m. Laying of the Wreath at the gravesite of Dumas’ namesake W.B. Dumas – Dumas Junior High

Friday, September 27
2 p.m. – Homecoming festivities ‐ Dumas New Tech High School gym
5:30 p.m. – Tailgating at Tidwell Field
4:30 p.m. – Ding Dong Days Homecoming Parade ‐ downtown Dumas
6:15 p.m. – Introduction of Ding Dong Daddy and Mama/Homecoming Court
7 p.m. – Homecoming football game ‐ Tidwell Field (Dumas vs Lake Village)
9:30 p.m. – Homecoming dance ‐ Dumas Community Center (after football game)

Saturday, September 28
6 p.m. ‐ 10 a.m. – Merle Peterson Memorial Pancake Breakfast ‐ First Methodist Church
7:30 a.m. – Ding Dong Days 5K Walk‐Run ‐ Court Street
10 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m. – Fun Day ‐ Court Street
Ding Dong Days Eating Contest, Cake Walk, Sweet Shop, Horse Shoe Tournament, Balloon Artist, Inflatables, Snake Den, Face Painting

Sunday, September 29
2-4 p.m. – Desha County Museum Open House