Info

General

Pickathon 2016 Dates: August 5th, 6th and 7th
Directions: Pendarvis Farm is located at 16581 SE Hagen Rd, Happy Valley, OR, 97086

All kids 12 and under get in for free when coming to Pickathon with the family

Front Gate Hours

If you purchased a weekend ticket + early Thursday:
THURSDAY AUG 4: NOON – 8PM

If you have weekend or single day tickets:
FRIDAY AUGUST 5: 9AM – 11PM
SATURDAY AUGUST 6: 9AM – 11PM
SUNDAY AUGUST 7: 9AM – 11PM

Important 2016 Ticket & Parking Info

We may have constraints on our general weekend parking this year. We anticipate parking to be the same as previous years but we also may need to park cars a couple miles away and shuttle people to and from the site. Parking prices remain the same in either scenario. If we do have to use shuttles we will work hard to make the experience as smooth as possible.

Every Weekend ticket includes a free EcoShuttle pass from Clackamas Town Center parking lot to and from the festival all weekend long.

Pickathon 2016 Weekend Parking Pass

The Weekend parking lot is for cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles. RVs, oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers are not permitted in this area. All vehicles at Pickathon will need the proper parking pass when entering Pendarvis Farm. A Weekend Parking Lot pass does not allow you to sleep in or near your car. This Parking Pass is for all patrons that are parking in the Weekend Lot then setting up camp in the Woods away from your vehicle. Weekend Parking Lot passes need to accompany Pickathon Weekend Tickets in order to enter Pickathon 2016.

Pickathon 2016 RV Parking Pass

Weekend Parking for RVs, Pop-Ups, Trailers etc. This is a space that is allowed to be up to 30 feet long and 15 feet wide. It is  a primitive parking space without hook ups. RV Weekend Parking passes can only be used by Pickathon attendees who purchase a separate Pickathon Weekend admission ticket.

Pickathon 2016 Car Camping Weekend Parking Pass

For vehicles that are less than 18 feet in length and will be camped inside of “the festival grounds” during the entire Pickathon weekend. These spaces are the only vehicles allowed in the Car Camping Lot area and come with (2) additional Tent Tags. Campsites will be pre-marked out; the total footprint size for car camping sites will be 250-300 sq ft. The Car Camping Lot Weekend Parking pass must accompany Pickathon Weekend Tickets.

In years past some people were frustrated that they spent extra money on a “premium” car pass and didn’t get the kind of camping space or location they wanted. Over the last 2 years we have implemented a new plan based on that feedback that greatly improved the situation but the same risk still remains. So PLEASE consider this before you buy a pass. If you require extra elbow room, privacy or a sanctuary from noise please consider camping deep in the woods. You can also consider one of the many local hotel options and utilize the shuttle services that are currently available.

Pickathon 2016 Friday Parking Pass

Parking at Pickathon in the Day Lot for Friday, August 5. Vehicles in the Pickathon Day Lot will not be allowed overnight parking and must leave after the last show that night.

Pickathon 2016 Saturday Parking Pass

Parking at Pickathon in the Day Lot for Saturday August 6. Vehicles in the Pickathon Day Lot will not be allowed overnight parking and must leave after the last show that night.

Pickathon 2016 Sunday Parking Pass

Parking at Pickathon in the Day Lot for Sunday August 7. Vehicles in the Pickathon Day Lot will not be allowed overnight parking and must leave after the last show that night.

Transportation to the Festival

When it comes to transportation and getting to Pendarvis Farm, Pickathon organizers have put a lot of thought into ways to make it easy for people to get there using alternative transportation.

  • To help eliiminate the need to bring a car to EcoShuttle runs a bus shuttle all day and far into the night from the Clackamas Transit Center MAX light rail station (the nearest public transportation hub) out to Pendarvis Farm. Free access to the shuttle is included with the purchase of every Pickathon admission ticket.
  • CYCLING: Pickathon strongly encourages cycling by making it the only free transportation option for traveling to Pickathon. More info on organized bike rides (with gear shuttles) will be made available shortly.
  • CARPOOL: We recommend using our local carpool matching site, Ride Share Online.
  • FLY IN AND DON’T RENT A CAR: People traveling from out of town can hop on the MAX at the airport and then take the EcoShuttle from the Clackamas Transit Center to the farm.
  • ECOSHUTTLE: EcoShuttle (between Clackamas Town Center and Pickathon/Pendarvis Farm) hours are subject to change but have been the following in the past: Thursday 3:30-8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-2:15am, Sunday 8:30am-11pm, Monday 8:00am-2:00pm.
  • MAX SCHEDULE: GREEN LINE MAX SCHEDULE

When you arrive at Pendarvis Farm

Pickathon offers a Camp Host service to help you find and secure camping space that will suitable and act as a sort of home base for questions during the weekend. We recommend you come prepared to carry all of your own gear from the parking lot to the woods (bike carriers are perfect for gear hauling).

Camping Options

Pendarvis farm offers a wide variety of festival camping, which is mostly wooded and is on a first come first serve basis. Check out the site map HERE to get a better idea of all the locations.

The Quiet Camping Zone has been designated for those needing silence between the hours of 11:00pm to 9:00am.

Jam Zones (Glade Jam and Stump Jam) have been designated for those that want to jam into the wee hours.

The Family Camping Zone is encouraged for sole use by people with kids under 12.

RV Camping

Weekend Parking for RVs, Pop-Ups, Trailers etc. This is a space that is allowed to be up to 30 feet long and 15 feet wide. It is  a primitive parking space without hook ups. RV Weekend Parking passes can only be used by Pickathon attendees who purchase a separate Pickathon Weekend admission ticket.

Car Camping Weekend Parking

For vehicles that are less than 18 feet in length and will be camped inside of “the festival grounds” during the entire Pickathon weekend. These spaces are the only vehicles allowed in the Car Camping Lot area and come with (2) additional Tent Tags. Campsites will be pre-marked out; the total footprint size for car camping sites will be 250-300 sq ft. The Car Camping Lot Weekend Parking pass must accompany Pickathon Weekend Tickets.

Rental & Set Up Campsite Package

Have a camp site and camping gear set up, ready and waiting, before you arrive! This rental package includes a 2-person Poler tent, 2 Poler “Napsack” sleeping bags, 2 Therm-a-rest camping pads and 2 Therm-a-rest camp pillows. These camp packages will be fully set up in pre-designated area within the festival grounds. Once you arrive at Pickathon you will check in at our camp host station and someone will direct you to your camp site. This rental package does not include admission to the festival or parking. Those items must be purchased separately.

Other Camping Info

Pickathon features an amazing array of delicious and affordable food and beverage options that should allow everyone attending to eat all weekend without ever needing to bring a single bag of groceries.

Ice will be available for purchase on-site.

Drinking water will be provided free of charge but you are responsible for bringing your bottles and cups to fill up for our water trucks onsite.

There will be several ATM’s on-site and credit cards can be used onsite at a number of locations.

Portable toilets, recycling, composting, dish rinsing, and hand washing stations are located throughout the venue and campground.

Beautiful custom showers are located onsite for $6 a use. Either bring your own towel or rent one.

No telephones are available to the public for local calls, but cell phones should work fine. Solar Regards is also providing an solar-powered charging station for phones and devices. Just remember to bring your own charger.

Valid Identification for Alcohol Service (READ THIS)

Alcohol can only be served to Oregon Liquor Control Commission-approved enjoyers. OLCC approval requires one of the following:

  • Valid* United States State-issued Driver’s License;
  • Valid* United States State-issued Identity Card;
  • Valid* Passport from a country (that exists); or
  • Valid* United States Military-issued Identification.

No other form of identification will be accepted for legal purposes.
*Expired documents are invalid.

Lodging

The following are hotels near the festival:

Motel 6 / Sunnyside Inn
12855 SE 97th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-652-1500

Days Inn Portland South
9717 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-654-1699

Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 S.E. 93rd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 800-492-8700

Marriott Courtyard Portland Southeast
9300 Sunnybrook Blvd. Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone: 503-652-2900

If these folks do not fit your fancy, please take a look at the Mt. Hood Territory Website, as they have an expansive list of all Lodging Options in Clackamas County.

Volunteering at Pickathon

Please visit our volunteer page for more information about volunteering at Pickathon.

Eliminating Single-use Cups, Bottles, Dishes, and Utensils

Pickathon is the only outdoor music festival in the United States to minimize ALL single-use, cups, dishware, and utensils.

Plastic-Free

Since 2010, we have been committed to eliminating all plastic beverage containers. We’ve successfully replaced throw-away cups in our beer gardens with stainless steel cups made by our good partners at Klean Kanteen.

Free Water

Ample free drinking water is available throughout Pendarvis Farm. Just bring your bottles and refill whenever needed.

Recycling & Compost

Pickathon’s recycling and compost team is made up of volunteers who spend most of the festival rounding up everything that can be either recycled or composted.

Renewable Energy

Pendarvis Farm hosts a permanent solar array on the roof of the Galaxy Barn. The energy generated during the year offsets 100% of the energy used during the festival in the Galaxy Barn plus 100% of the electricity used by the food and craft vendors.

Pickathon hosts three portable solar power generators used for powering more than 3.5 miles of trail lights and for powering an area to charge cell phones during the weekend.

From Pendarvis Farm

Hey Farm Friends!

Thanks for coming. It wouldn’t be fun without you!

Please read: We appreciate your help to make our parties fun, safe, creative, and carefree. We thank you for partying safely, acting honorably, and respecting our neighbors. Be aware of inherent risks like uneven ground, thorns, wasps, mud, or fires.

Don’t block the driveways, fire-lines, or paths. We can’t be held responsible for lost items, though we do try to round them up as best we can. Please: if you break or damage something, tell us. • Leave nothing but footprints • No unauthorized fires. • Don’t litter with microtrash or cigarette butts • Turn it down if we request it. • Do not feed horses or enter paddocks • Do not destroy valuable/native plants • Respect the wildlife and our pets. •Have fun and come back! • The Pendarvis Farm Community thrives with mutual trust!

YOUR PRESENCE HERE ASSUMES THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE INHERENT RISKS ON THIS PROPERTY AND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR FRIENDS. PENDARVIS FARM, PENDARVIS FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THEIR HEIRS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY OR ACCIDENT YOU & YOURS MAY INCUR RELATED TO YOUR VISIT.

Do’s and Don’ts

You must follow some basic neighborly rules otherwise you could be turned away or be asked to leave at anytime.

Absolutely no pets are allowed.

No Outside Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor, etc) will be allowed in the camping areas and venues at Pendarvis Farm. Vehicles will be checked upon entry and these items will be confiscated.

No Smoking in any of the venues at Pendarvis Farm. This includes outdoor venues and indoor venues. Smoking is allowed only in the clearly defined and designated Smoking Areas. There are TWO designated smoking areas at Pendarvis Farm and both are clearly defined on the festival site map.

Within the main stage area blankets and low back chairs can only be left all weekend in designated areas. Other areas will be designated blanket free. If you do leave a blanket or chair in the main area it is assumed to be public space so that others can respectively use it while you are not there, and you can hopefully be neighborly when you return to figure out what is possible for continued sharing.

No portable shade structures will be allowed anywhere in the main venue bowl.

No fires of any kind (including candles), fireworks, or firearms allowed. You can use camp stoves, but please be very careful.