part the audience at the Woodlands Stage
There were two smaller inside stages, including the Workshop Barn above. A lot of the bands performed more than once, playing at a different stage each time.
A group of traffic control volunteers gather to handle a "traffic jam"
Horses running through one of the camping areas
One of the two drinking water trucks -- lots of faucets along the side of the truck as well as the extension pipe at the back. Pickathon tries very hard to be very Eco-friendly for a large outdoor music festival. The don't allow anyone to sell disposable water bottles, rather you bring your own water bottle with you and refill it as necessary for free at one of the water trucks.
For food, you have the choice of bringing your own plate and utensils, and washing them yourself OR you can buy a token for $10. With the token method, when you buy food from a vendor, you give the vendor your token and they put your food in a reusable plate/bowl/container and give you a reusable utensil. Once you've eaten, you visit one of the recycling areas, and then turn in your dirty plate/bowl/container/utensil and they give you a token back for your next use. At the end of the festival you can keep your reusable plate/utensil, or turn the token back in for a $5 refund. Worked great!
A night view looking toward the main stage with lit canopies above the crowd. All in all a great event with no hassles other than an unreliable/unpredictable shuttle from my motel (Day's Inn). Next time I'll hopefully have time to camp and if not, then come up with a foolproof shuttle option that can handle late night runs so as to enjoy the late night sets. I thought the organizers did a great job, and the attendees were clearly a nice set of folks too -- didn't see any significant issues for such a large event.
Here's my full set of Pickathon pictures over on Flickr if you want to see more (press slideshow).