Pickathon Has great Bands, Fun For Kids Too

pickathon adds many events for kids to add to the great lineup that includes Foxygen, Kurt Vile, and Andrew Bird

Lets just face the facts, sometimes it’s just not any fun attempting to bring the kids out to your favorite 3-day music festival. Too many adults, not enough kids, and definitely not an over abundance of stuff for them to do so everyone can keep their sanity.

Well, we’re here to happily tell you that all this changes the moment you arrive at Pickathon 2013…

The Kids! At Pickathon programming is now better than ever, with many classes, workshops, freeplay, and performances happening all weekend long. Local groups such as Trackers Earth (bringing all four guilds – Rangers, Wilders, Mariners, Artisans), Circus Cascadia, Cedarwood Waldorf School, and the Mother Earth School will all provide a wide range of activities that will keep you busy from morning to night. Musical performances by Portland’s own Cat Doorman, Grammy nominated storyteller Diane Ferlette, and back by popular demand, the Saturday Morning Cartoon Show with The Cardboard Songsters on the Woods Stage! Also, it’s easy to get the kiddos involved and moving around with special morning sessions of Yoga for families in the Backyard Bowl, singing and rhythm workshops with Music Together, the Family Squaredance in the Galaxy Barn, and then finally, take the opportunity to get onstage as part of the Kids Showcase in the Workshop Barn.

Throughout the Pickathon weekend, and spread out amongst many really cool kid-specific venues, there will be an almost unlimited opportunity to try out many of the popular activities that will be scheduled each day; Go on an edible and medicinal plant walk, or try your hand at blacksmithing. Visit the Cedarwood kindergarten camp, make finger puppets, a buckskin bracelet, or practice wet felting. Learn to juggle or stilt walk, and put on a performance for your family! All these experiences and more await you this August. A complete Kids! At Pickathon schedule will be available very soon, including info on times and locations as well as tips on how to sign up for classes in advance!

It’s no wonder that so many families choose Pickathon as their most anticipated and favorite vacation of the year… Parents get a music filled retreat, and the kids get three full days of what would seem like the best summer camp ever imagined. And of course, as with any year at Pickathon, Kids 12 and under attend for free. So get your tickets, mom and dad, and we will see you at Camp Pickathon 2013!

The Pickathon Craft Food & Drink Menus Have Arrived!

For food offerings, we are pleased to welcome the following culinary experts: Pine State Biscuits, Bunk Sandwiches, Boke Bowl, Townshend’s Tea Company, Farmers Table, Spunky Monkey Coffee, KOi Fusion, Zuppa Soups, Kure Juice Bar, Bambuza, The Grove, Lauretta Jean’s, Al Forno Ferruzza, Viva Vegetarian, Kuza Burger, Fifty Licks, Thai Seasons, and Eatin’ Alive.

For the (adult version) of thirst quenching satisfaction you’ve come to expect at Pickathon, we welcome with open arms: Hopworks Urban Brewery, Fort George Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, House Spirits Distillery, GoodLife Brewing Company, Three Creeks Brewing Company, Ninkasi Brewing Company, and Crux Fermentation Project.

Find the Pickathon 2013 Food & Drink Menu here: http://bit.ly/155wjOY

So there you go… Grab the kids, your reusable dishware, and your favorite Pickathon steel pint. The annual Pickathon summer camp starts in just 21 days!

Pickathon… the best music filled, summer camp inspired, culinary vacation one could ever desire.

Buy Your Weekend or Single Day Tickets Today!

Download the Pickathon 2013 schedule here: http://pickathon.com/docs/2013/pt13_STAGE_Schedule.pdf

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Watch the teaser for Pickathon 2013 here – http://youtu.be/y2LYdW6PVr4

Watch Pickathon TV Episode 1 here – http://youtu.be/Cg9GIsBNnfc

Pickathon 2013 Lineup:


Andrew Bird

Divine Fits

The Devil Makes Three

Ty Segall

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Sharon Van Etten

Shabazz Palaces

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Vieux Farka Touré

Howe Gelb


The Felice Brothers

Tift Merritt

The Lone Bellow

Dale Watson


Wayne Hancock

Marco Benevento

Ginny Hawker

Parquet Courts

King Tuff

The Relatives

Breathe Owl Breathe

Lake Street Dive

Lightning Dust

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

JD McPherson

White Fence



Jessica Pratt

Foghorn Stringband

Shakey Graves

Caleb Klauder Country Band

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys

I Draw Slow

Leo Rondeau

Malcolm Holcombe

Pure Bathing Culture

Sturgill Simpson

Old Light

The Cactus Blossoms

Pharis & Jason Romero

Pickathon Squaredance with Caller Caroline Oakley


Diane Ferlatte

Cardboard Songsters

Cat Doorman

Circus Cascadia

Trackers Earth

Cedarwood Waldorf School

Mother Earth School

Music Together



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