Note: all passes are non-transferable. Any times listed are CDT. 

Whole Shebang

Closed • $90

By far our most popular pass, the Whole Shebang offers the complete, immersive Boone Dawdle experience. This one gets you everything--the bike ride, the t-shirt, the shuttle home, transportation for your bike, food, drink, concert, and film. An investment in a fun, fundraising event!

  • Surprise and busker-filled bike ride from downtown Columbia to Les Bourgeois Winery (complete with trail support, water, live music and other surprises along the way)
  • Limited edition Boone Dawdle shirt
  • Local foods picnic at Les Bourgeois
  • Two drink tickets good for beer, wine, or cocktails
  • Pre-film concert 
  • Outdoor screening, followed by director Q&A
  • Shuttle back to downtown Columbia for you and your bike
  • The Mini Float Trip, a 25-minute boat ride on the Missouri River with Missouri River Relief, is available to Whole Shebang purchasers for an additional $10. You can add it to your purchase in the black box on the left. 

The price increases $10 to $90 on August 1.

Don't forget to add on the Float Trip and Bike Hop Services (so you don't have to lug your bike up the steep, winding hill at the end of the ride).

Party Pass

Sold Out • $70

Wanna skip the trail ride and just enjoy a delicious picnic, rockin' concert, and first-rate film? Then this one's for you.

  • Local foods picnic at Les Bourgeois
  • Two drink tickets good for beer, wine or cocktails
  • Pre-film concert
  • Outdoor screening, followed by director Q&A
  • Does NOT include bike transportation

The price increases $10 to $70 on August 1.

Super Circle Advance Purchase

Closed • $975

Purchase your Super Circle pass now for True/False 2020 (March 5-8, 2020), and we’ll throw in a free Whole Shebang ticket to the Boone Dawdle (see above for perks) to say thanks for your early and generous support.

The Super Circle is our ultra-deluxe patron pass, perfect for those wanting a complete immersion in the True/False experience, and the best way to support the future of the festival. It's a year-round pass with free admission to special T/F events and screenings. 

Super Circle passes include:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday
  • Admission to all T/F events and parties
  • Ticketless walk-up privileges (up to 15 min before the film) at Jesse, Showtime Theater at The Blue Note, and Missouri Theatre.
  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability)
  • One of our coveted True/False fest swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses and artisans
  • Early announcements of festival happenings and film selection news throughout the year
  • Invitation to at least two special screenings and receptions throughout the year
  • First crack at online ticket reservations, including a 48-hour window of exclusive access before all other passholders
  • 30 minutes of one-on-one consultation with one of the festival programmers to help plan your film selections and schedule for the weekend
  • An invitation to join the True/False submissions committee for a pre-fest screening and discussion of a film being considered for inclusion in the festival
  • Free admission to busker musical showcases
  • Free admission to the "Based on a True Story: The Intersection of Documentary Film and Journalism" conference at the MU Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • $410 of the purchase price may be tax deductible as a charitable donation to the festival


Bike Hops Services

Closed • $20

At the end of the bike ride, looming between you and an ice-cold beverage, is a steep, winding third-of-a-mile hill. Don't kid yourself, you know you're going to want someone else to lug your bike up that thing. Why not let our bike hops do the carrying for you? 20 bucks gets you hop services for one bike and 5 raffle tickets (5 for the price of 4!). You’ll receive a coupon for bike hop services and your raffle tickets when you check in at registration.

5 Raffle Tickets

Closed • $20

We’re selling $5 raffle tickets at the Boone Dawdle as a fundraiser for the Fest. We'll be raffling off an array of excellent prize packages (including Lux passes to next year’s fest and a bike from Walt’s); this year you will be able to put those tickets towards the specific prize package that you hope to win. We've always got excellent raffle prizes - stay tuned for the full list of goodies. 

Winners will be announced just before the film begins. You can buy your raffle tickets now (5 for the price of 4!) and pick them up when you check in at registration. Easy peasy!

Mini Float Trip

Closed • $10

This extra-special Trailside Surprise gives you the chance to enjoy a 25-minute round-trip boat ride on the Missouri River with our friends from Missouri River Relief. Once you reach Katfish Katy's, you'll make your way down to the boat ramp, check your bike with our crew, then jump on a boat for a tour of the Big Muddy, which will include spectacular views of the limestone bluffs, eagles' nests, and more, as well as insider knowledge about the river imparted by the River Relief crew. Once you're back at the boat ramp, you'll grab your bike and pedal the remaining six miles to Les Bourgeois.

Float trips will depart every 15-20 minutes from 3:30-5:45 pm. We estimate it will take you approximately two hours to reach Katfish Katy's (allowing for time to enjoy other surprises along the trail) and another hour to ride from Katfish Katy's to Les Bourgeois. Allow 45-60 minutes for the float trip, including time to check your bike, put on a life jacket, and listen to a quick safety talk. Please note that the last float trip will depart at 5:45 pm. 

The Float Trip is limited to the first 100 folks who reserve it; $10 for Whole Shebang-ers and complimentary for purchasers of a 2020 Super Circle pass.