Commitment to Sustainability
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Commitment to Sustainability

Pickathon has been recognized around the world as a leader in sustainable practices for music festivals.

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.


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.

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