Fans that make their way to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, near Portland, Ore., next month will have plenty of activities and performances to choose from over the weekend.
Organizers have broken down the numbers for you – within the festival’s 72-hour period, you’ll get over 100 hours of scheduled performances with six different stages, three beer gardens and 50+ performers.
Performers will take the stage multiple times, giving you more opportunities to see your favorite acts. Neko Case plays The Woods Stage Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9-10 p.m. and then performs on the Mountain View Stage Sunday, Aug. 5 from 8:45-10 p.m.
Dr. Dog can be found on the Mountain View Stage Aug. 4 from 9:45-11 p.m. and then at The Galaxy Barn Aug. 5 from 1-2 a.m.
Todd Snider will be busy Aug. 3, playing The Workshop Barn 2-3 p.m., followed by a set at Fir Meadows Stage from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Blitzen Trapper play The Woods Stage Aug. 3 from 7:30-8:30 p.m., and then help close out the festival Aug. 5 with a set at the Mountain View Stage 6:45-8 p.m.
White Denim’s schedule has the band rocking out Aug. 3 on the Fir Meadows Stage from 6:15-7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at The Galaxy Barn from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Of course you’ll have to check out Pickathon’s website to explore the complete schedule.
The festival grounds are made up of a lush meadow and forested campgrounds, complete with views of Mt. Hood. Fans can take advantage of the “classic wooded Oregon hiking trails” or one of the musical workshops taught by performers. Or you can participate in yoga from 7-9 a.m. each morning or join in on the fun with the return of the weekend-long Pickathon Circus Camps and the guerilla circus troupe, Circus Cascadia.
This year Pickathon is teaming up with Portland Playhouse to present a music-based interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” with help from festival performers Laura Gibson, Casey MacGill and Bruce Molsky.
Kids 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult are free. Activities for the kiddos include survival skill workshops and demonstrations with Trackers Earth and morning rhythm classes with Music Together.
You won’t go hungry with plenty of “affordable, organic, local and sustainable food and drink menu options.” And you won’t have to feel guilty about contributing to a landfill with all of your f&b trash because Pickathon proudly has no single-use cups, bottles, dishes or utensils.
Weekend passes, including tent camping in the woods, are still available for $190.
Single-day Saturday tickets are sold out. Friday tickets are available for $100. Sunday tickets are $105.
Parking passes must be purchased separately.
For more information visit Pickathon.com.