Here is a quick rundown of what to expect at Pickathon 2016.
We first suggest pulling up a copy of the Pickathon 2016 Map, as this will help you familiarize with what the Pendarvis Farm layout looks like. This will also give you an idea of what amenities we have to offer at the festival including showers, wellness & medical locations, food carts, beverage gardens, free drinking water spigots, dish return & washing stations, ADA camping, camp host and camp host gear drop off locations, port-o-potties, ATM, artist & festival merchandise, and locations of available camping options.
Whether you drive, shuttle or bike to Pickathon the first step is always the same; you will temporarily park in our front gate lot (which is across the street from the festival site) and present your physical or print at home ticket to one of our lovely front gate volunteers. Once scanned they will provide you with a weekend or day wristband (or wristbands depending on how many you purchased). They will also provide you with a parking “cling” (if you purchased parking) which magically sticks to the inside of your front windshield.
With wristbands and a parking sticker in hand you will be directed to our parking lot where you will either park for the day or the weekend.
When you arrive on site and intend on tent camping in the woods, you will first want to check in with our Camp Host to get info on prospective campsite locations as well as your spot in the gear shuttle line.
Once you have an idea of the general area where you want to camp, we suggest having one person scout and the other manage the gear drop off & pick up (if coming solo, well, you’re on your own for that one…).
The terrain is generally sloped and often it takes a bit of exploration to find the perfect site, especially as it gets later into the weekend. Generally speaking, those with smaller tents have an easier time finding adequate nooks, so maybe if you are a larger group or family, think about tent size and options that could help you best fit.
It is no secret that not all campsites at Pickathon are created equal, but we do work very hard to make sure that everyone with a weekend ticket can find a decent place to pitch their tent. Being neighborly and mindful of your footprint goes a very long way. Arriving on Thursday is always going to provide the most ideal camping locations.
Once you’re settled Pickathon is your oyster! Music and activities start Thursday evening and continue on through Sunday night. We have some hand picked craft vendors and a veritable cornucopia of the finest food and adult beverage vendors in Oregon. Choose your own adventure!