2012 Ding Dong Days
Schedule of events,
July 26th - 29th
Thursday, July 26
- 10:00 a.m. Laying of Wreath at W.B. Dumas Gravesite, Dumas Junior High School
- 7:00 p.m. 'Bullets in the Bathtub' Murder Mystery Theatre Dumas Area Arts Council, Inc. Dumas Area Arts Center - Tickets: $20 (Dinner included)
Friday, July 27
- 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Desha County Museum, Open for Class Reunion Registration and Tours
- 5:00 p.m. - BBQ Cookoff contestants set up for Saturday's contest. Click here for registration and information forms.
- 5:00 -7:00 p.m. - Food & Craft Vendors - Downtown Dumas on Court Street. Click here for concession form. Click here for craft booth form.
- 5:00 -7:00 p.m. - Barbecue Dinner, Dumas Community Center, Dumas Chamber of Commerce CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p/m.
- 2012 Ding Dong Daddy & Mama announced.
- Tickets: $10 advance or at door:
- Emcee Judge Mark McElroy;
- Speaker: Butch Calhoun, Arkansas
- 8:00 p.m. - Street Dance at Court & Waterman Street featuring Brown Soul Shoes.
Saturday, July 28
6:00 a.m. - 10 a.m. Merle Peterson Memorial Pancake Breakfast, 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 230 Court St. - $5 Per Person
7:00 a.m. Ding Dong Daddy 5K Run/Walk. Daughters of Charity, Sponsor, walk: 7 a.m. — Run: 7:30 a.m., start/finish at 1st United Methodist Church. Click here for run/walk entry form.
10:00 a.m. Ding Dong Days Parade, downtown Dumas, Merchants & Farmers Bank, sponsor. Lineup begins at 8:45 a.m. Click here parade entry form.
6:30 p.m. Dumas Hoedown Benefit for Desha County Museum, Dumas Community Center. Tickets: Adults $10, 2 for $15; 6-12 $5, under 6, free.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 'Fun Day On Court Street'
- Fun & Food on Court St. between Bowles & Choctaw.
- Rick Helton, Emcee, broadcasting live all day for FM 106.9/Country 97.3
- Chris Hays Sings Phil Baxter's "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas"
- Ding Dong Days "BAGGO" Tournament 11:00 a.m. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, sponsor. Click here for BAGGO entry form.
- Food & craft vendors, bands & activities to start shortly after parade
- Musical Entertainment:
• Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers
• Dolla Short Band
• Mondo Boogie
• Brown Soul Shoes
• Ben Coulter
• Betty Timmons
- Peace Hog Mobile Café – Molly Moo Whitworth Concessions
- Sno Hut Vendors
Booths/Displays /Fun Day Events
- Class Reunion Recognition
- Dumas VFD Slick-N-Slide Rock Climbing Wall
- Vertigo 4-Man Bungee Jumping
- Basketball Shoot Obstacle Course
- Bounce House & Slide
- Willie Charles Holloway Antique Car Show
- Dumas Business Women Cakewalk
- BAGGO Tournament
- Ding Dong Eating Contest Click here for entry form
- Kids' Games
- $5 Armbands for Kids Inflatables, Slick'N'Slide
- 2:00 p.m. Ding Dong Eating Contest
- 2:00 p.m. BBQ Cookoff Judging - 2 p.m. Click here for registration and information forms.
- 2:00 -4:00 p.mDesha County Museum open.
Sunday, July 29
- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Desha County Museum Open House. Birthday cake and punch, special exhibits and tours.
For information on Ding Dong Days events, contact Sammye Owen at the Dumas Chamber of Commerce at (870) 382-5447.
Time of some events subject to change.
Ding Dong Days is sponsored in part with a combination of state funds and Delta Byways Regional Association Funds and funding from the Dumas A&P Commission
Click here for a print friendly copy of this schedule.