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- For Immediate Release August 4, 2012 - 

~ Find Your Fun This Fall in Columbia ~ 

  Columbia Convention
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Memorial Union The fall is a beautiful time in Columbia, Missouri with a number of fun and exciting festivals for the entire family and the dawning of a new era for the Missouri Tigers as they kickoff their inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).


"It's so easy to keep yourself entertained in Columbia, especially in the fall. The autumn weather is typically some of best and most beautiful weather of the year, which makes for great hiking and biking, and there's always something exciting going on, like the Boone Dawdle," says Amy Schnieder, director of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau. "From festivals to football, there is an event for everyone in your circle of family and friends." Read on for more information about the third annual Boone Dawdle.  

No Time to Tarry...  
the Boone Dawdle is On Its Way

Can't wait until March for the tenth annual True/False Film Fest? Join fellow festival faithfuls for the third annual  Boone Dawdle on Saturday, Aug. 18 for a summertime event unlike any other. The Boone Dawdle brings together some of the best things in life - biking, music, food, nature and film - all in a fun, outdoorsy way to support one the nation's most celebrated documentary film festivals, the True/False Film Fest.

Dawdle cyclists will enjoy live, trailside music and other surprises along the way. 
The Dawdle kicks off at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Shiloh Bar and Grill (402 E. Broadway) in downtown Columbia with a bicycle maintenance clinic provided by Walt's Bike Shop. From 3-4 p.m. riders will register and depart from Shiloh and take to the MKT and Katy Trails and ride approximately 16 miles (roughly 2.5-3.5 hours) along the Missouri River to arrive at the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. Scattered along the trail will be beautiful vistas, raffles for prizes, intriguing stopping points, busking musicians and a few new surprises for this year's event. Those that prefer not to cycle to Les Bourgeois are welcome to drive their own vehicle or hop on the Dawdle shuttle, which departs from Shiloh at 5:30 p.m. The shuttle is free for the first 50 registrants, and $5 per person after that.

Screening of The Source starts at 9 p.m. with a Q & A with the filmmakers to follow. 
Once all the riders and commuters arrive, a delectable, picnic-style dinner featuring local produce, meats and cheeses will be served from 6-8:30 p.m. along with Schlafly beer, wine and other beverages. The dinner will be prepared by the Bistro's executive chef, Aaron Wells-Morgan. During dinner, mind-expanding musical entertainment will be provided by one of Columbia's favorite experimental bands, Cave. As the sun sets over the river, participants will kick back on the hillside and enjoy an outdoor screening of The Source, a documentary that takes an intimate look at a clandestine California commune in the late-'60s, followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and Isis Aquarian, member and archivist of the commune. Then it's on to waiting buses and back home to count down the days until True/False 2013.

For tickets and more information on the Dawdle - including a schedule of events, a "How to Dawdle" guide, and film and band descriptions - visit Ticket prices increase by $10 on Friday, Aug. 10 at Midnight. Last year's Dawdle was sold-out by the day of the event, and tickets are selling much quicker this year, so don't tarry - purchase yours today.

Mizzou ColumnsColumbia features a mix of small town charm and friendliness with the amenities and cultural offerings of a big city. There is always something exciting to see and do in Columbia, so for more information on these events and other ways to have fun in Columbia, please contact Beth Mead or Megan McConachie at the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-652-0987 or at  


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