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 Bolado 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.

Please note that there are absolutely no dogs or pets of any kind permitted at Bolado Park, except for service dogs, which must be in uniform at all times.  Any ticketholders or volunteers who arrive with a pet will not be allowed to enter the festival grounds. To avoid unpleasantness and enjoy your festival, please respect this policy and make other arrangements for your pet.

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

The GOF Flier 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

2015 GOF Main Stage Band Application

News

The Dim Lights Return To The GOF Main Stage At Tres Pinos August 6-9

The Dim Lights (Pacifica) will return to the main stage of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos.

GOF Flyer

Online Advance Tickets

NCBS Membership

The 22nd annual gathering of top California bluegrass bands is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Dim Lights

The Dim Lights

Grasslands To Perform For First Time At August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Grasslands (Fountain Valley) will perform for the first time at the August 6-9, 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The 22nd annual gathering of top California bluegrass bands and musicians is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Discount Online Tickets can be purchased on this website or by mail until July 22. See the GOF Flyer for mail-in ticket purchase information. NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discount.

Grasslands

Grasslands

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Fun Coming August 6-9, 2015 At Bolado Park

gof-color-poster-hat-blue-2015The Northern California Bluegrass Society will bring bluegrass fun to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos on August 6-9, 2015. Discount advance tickets are available until July 22.

Discount Advance Tickets

NCBS To Present Barwick & Siegfried At 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 6-9

Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried

Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried

Barwick & Siegfried (Grass Valley) will perform on the main stage of the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Online Tickets for the August 6-9, 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival can be purchased on this website or by mail. See the GOF Flier for mail-in details.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discount.

The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline is July 22, 2015.

Official GOF Flier

NCBS Lining Up Volunteers For The August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

GOF Festival Director Eric Burman

GOF Festival Director Eric Burman

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is lining up volunteers for the 22nd annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). Volunteering is fun and volunteers get into the festival free.

For more information, call or write GOF Festival Director  (Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com (831) 588-2272.

Official Volunteer Form

Official Festival Flier