Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Our largest event, the Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.

The festival takes place on the second weekend in August at San Benito County Historical Park, just south of Hollister.  There is a tree-filled, shady campground for tent camping and a spacious meadow for RVs. The weather in August is typically comfortably warm during the day, with nights that range from mild to cold (pack layers!) The GOF is kid friendly, with a Kids on Stage program for budding bluegrass musicians and a wonderfull volunteer-staffed crafts and activities corrall next to the audience area.

Handicapped camping spots are available. Please contact Mike Fisher at 831-336-2185 to reserve a spot.

The GOF Flyer also serves as ticket order form for mail order tickets. Tickets are also available online, in the Members Area for NCBS members or here for non-members.
Applications are now being accepted from bands that would like to play at the 2010 festival.

We always need volunteers to help run the festival.

Volunteer Form

2017 GOF Main Stage Band Application

News

One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Applications Due December 31st

One Month Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016.

2017 Good Old Fashioned Band Application

Five Week Reminder: GOF Main Stage Band Applications Are Due On December 31st

Five Week Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016. The 24th annual festival is set for August 10-13, 2017.

GOF Band Application

2017 Main Stage Band Applications For The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Due On December 31, 2016

Six Week Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016.

GOF Band Application

Seven Week Reminder: GOF 2017 Band Applications Due On December 31, 2016

Seven Week Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016.

The 24th annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held August 10-13 at the San Benito County Historical Park.

Two Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Main Stage Band Applications Due December 31

Two Month Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the August 10-13, 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016.