Get ready for Dogie Days!

It's one of the best and most dear events of the year in Amarillo, and it's back for 2022. The 76th Annual Dogie Days will be held Wednesday, June 8th to Saturday, June 11th at McDade Park in Dumas.

All About Dogie Days

If you don't know about Dogie Days, let me catch you up. It's a big event held every year to support the Dumas Noon Lions club. It is an annual town celebration and tradition that includes a carnival, food booths, parade, and town barbecue. They raise money throughout the year in order to help out the community in various ways. According to the Dumas Chamber page, the proceeds from Dogie Days goes to certain causes like the Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Texas Lions Camp for handicapped kids among others.

It started in 1946 as a way to help meet commitments made to the Llano Estacado Boy Scout Council to aid the Don Harrington Ranch home for Scouting in Amarillo.  In 2019, the Dumas Noon Lions netted over $117,000 dollars in proceeds for charity.

This festival is sponsored solely by the Dumas Noon Lions Club.  Members man the food and game booths while the carnival rides are operated by an independent carnival operator. No outside organizations are allowed to run booths.

Come On Out to Dogie Days in Dumas

According to the website, all nights begin with a $25 wrist band for the rides. The midway and booths open at 12:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon (after the parade) and closes down at 11:00 P.M that evening.

However there is no admission charge. BBQ tickets are $11.00 until day of BBQ, then go up to $12.00 the day of BBQ.

Want to know more? Visit the website!