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

2016 GOF Main Stage Band Application

News

23rd NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 11-14 At San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos

The 23rd Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister and next door to Bolado Park.

The gathering is a benefit for NCBS and a showcase of top California bluegrass bands.

Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

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The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Looking For a Few Good Volunteers

ncbs-plain-logoJoin the bluegrass people who have joined the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Team and make the music happen!

Here is the 2016 volunteer information.

Thanks for your support!

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One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline Is July 22

One Month Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through Friday, July 22, 2016.

The festival runs August 11-14 at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos.

Online GOF Tickets

GOF Flyer

NCBS Membership

San Benito County Historical Society To Host August 11-14 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

san-benito-county-historical-society-logo-building-trees-illusThe San Benito County Historical Society will host the August 11-14, 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

ncbs-plain-logoThe 23-year-old gathering has previously been held next door at Bolado Park and is a benefit for the NCBS.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza.

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza.

Five Week Reminder: July 22 Is Cheap Ticket Deadline For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets

Five Week Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through July 22, 2016.

Online GOF Tickets