The Boone Dawdle



Flat Branch Park Sat, Aug 14 2:00 PM


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 Ragtag Film Society.

To dawdle means to take one’s time, to proceed slowly—and that’s a fine way to describe this lazy summertime expedition from our downtown Columbia home to the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. Most of us will leisurely ride our bikes along the MKT and Katy Trails, finding intriguing Trailside Surprises along the way such as the Advice Machine, a trailside carnival, and many more—all accompanied by the sounds of busking musicians. (You can also choose to hop in your jalopy, or better yet, carpool to Les Bourgeois.)

Out at the Blufftop Bistro, before sunset, we’ll serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner (complete with beer, wine, and other drinks) and enjoy a concert. Once the sun has dropped, we’ll all kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a new cinematic revelation under the stars, looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then it’s onto the buses and home: onto hanging out at Ragtag Cinema and waiting out the days until True/False!

Super Circle Pass ($995)

Purchase your Super Circle pass now for True/False 2022 (March 3-6, 2022), and we’ll throw in a Whole Shebang ticket to the Boone Dawdle (see below 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 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 the Big Three venues

  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability)

  • Free admission to busker musical showcases

  • One of our coveted True/False Fest swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses and artisans

  • $400 of the purchase price may be tax deductible as a charitable donation to the festival

  • Plus all Whole Shebang benefits listed below

Whole Shebang ($90)
By far our most popular pass, the Whole Shebang offers the complete, immersive Boone Dawdle experience. This one gets you everything—the ride, the shirt, the shuttle home, transpo for your bike, food, drink, concert, and film. An investment in a fun, fundraising event!

  • Surprise and busker-filled 16-mile bike ride on the Katy Trail 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

  • Pre-film concert 

  • Outdoor screening, followed by director Q&A

  • Shuttle back to downtown Columbia for you and your bike

(Don't forget to add on 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 ($70)

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

  • Local foods picnic at Les Bourgeois

  • Two drink tickets

  • Pre-film concert

  • Outdoor screening, followed by director Q&A

  • Does NOT include bike transportation or t-shirt

Bike Hop Services ($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 so be sure to bring some cash or your checkbook if you want to see those Hops sweat. You’ll receive a coupon for Bike Hop services when you check in at registration.

*Bike Hop Services does not include any raffle tickets.

5 Raffle Tickets ($20)

We’re selling $5 raffle tickets as a fundraiser for RFS. 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); 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 are drawn starting at 8:30pm, and you must be present to win!. 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!

How To Dawdle

If you have any questions about how this whole things works, chekc out our handy HOW TO DAWDLE guide from the 2019 event!

You can also contact our box office staff at with any questions.

For more information about event accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Operations Director Carly Love at, or call us at: 573.442.8783.