Boone Dawdle

The Boone Dawdle brings together some of the best things in life — biking, music, food, nature, and film. It's also a fun, outdoorsy way to show your support of True/False in the off-season. 

To dawdle means to take one's time, to proceed slowly — and that's a fine way to describe this lazy summer expedition from our cozy downtown Columbia home to the Missouri River, specifically the beautiful limestone blufftops of Rocheport. While retaining all of the elements you love, we'll always interject some fresh surprises that will unfold over the course of the day.

Some of us will leisurely ride our bikes along the MKT and Katy Trails--finding intriguing spots to stop along the way while enjoying the sounds of T/F-style busking musicians--while others will hop in their jalopies or catch a shuttle to the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois vineyards. Out there before sunset, we'll serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner, along with beer, wine and other drinks, enjoy a music concert, and then, after the sun has dropped, we'll kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a new non-fiction revelation, all while looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then it's on to waiting buses and back home to wait out the days until the next True/False.

The 2014 Boone Dawdle will take place on Saturday, August 16. Tickets go on sale June 1. Want more info? Check out our 2013 How to Dawdle guide.


  • 2013: LUNARCY, dir. Simon Ennis
  • 2012: THE SOURCE, dir. Jody Wille
  • 2011: LAST DAYS HERE, dirs. Demian Fenton & Don Argott
  • 2010: BEST WORST MOVIE, dir. Michael Stephenson


Several of our favorite local producers are featured along the trail and at the picnic at the winery. Check out our 2013 culinary sponsors here, as well as the picnic dinner menu orchestrated by Joshua Smith, executive chef at the Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro. 


As this is a Fest fundraiser, we'll be selling $5 raffle tickets for an array of excellent prizes. Winners will be drawn just before the film begins. You can buy your raffle tickets when you purchase your tickets to the Dawdle and pick them up when you check in at registration, or get them at the winery.


(Subject to change)

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Bike Clinic by Walt’s Bike Shop in the parking lot of Shiloh
  • 3:00-4:00 pm Registration and bike ride departures from Shiloh
  • 5:30 pm Shuttle leaves from Shiloh for Les Bourgeois for Party Pass ticket holders who reserved a spot
  • 6:00 pm Doors open for the party at Les Bourgeois
  • 6:00-8:30 pm Dinner buffet open
  • 7:00-8:40 pm Concert
  • 8:40-9:00 pm Raffle drawing
  • 9:00-10:30 pm Screening 
  • 10:30-11:00 pm Q&A with filmmaker 
  • 11:00 pm-11:30 pm Shuttles depart from Les Bourgeois for Shiloh
  • 12:15 am Bike pick up closes at Flat Branch Park
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