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

Two Month Reminder: Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets Is July 22nd

Two Month Reminder: The last day to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is July 22nd.

The fun and relaxed 24th annual festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 in lovely Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets Are Available Through July 22

Sound Engineer Paul Knight on the job at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets are now available for purchase online or by mail. The fun, friendly 24th annual festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) August 10-13, 2017.

Online Tickets are available on this website.

Mail Order Tickets can be purchased now.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discountDiscount Advance Ticket sales end on July 22.

The GOF is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer

The festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 10-13 In Tres Pinos

The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

The small, friendly festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass talent and is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The bands on the main stage include 35 Years Of Trouble, AJ Lee & Blue Summit,Black Eyed Susies, Bodie 601 Band, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Circle R Boys, Courthouse Ramblers, Cryin’ Shame, Crying Uncle, Dark Hollow, Faux Renwah, Goat Hill Girls, High Country, Hot October, Kids on Stage, Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers, Old Belle, Pathetic Honey String Band, Rogue River, Sidesaddle & Co, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, The Jones Gang, The Mountain & The Moon, and Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood.

Additional bands will appear on two other stages. All of these bands will be enjoying the evening jams along with their many friends at the GOF gathering.

The festival’s new historical park home is right next to Bolado Park in the same beautiful valley and has more shade, more grass, a historical village (a great place to pick), and improved facilities. Additional improvements have been made since last year’s first outing at the historic park.

The event also features shade over the audience, food, hot showers, the NCBS elections, a raffle, nice camping, children’s activities, and friendly folks.

Discount advance tickets are now on sale either by mail or online on this website. Purchase by July 22 to save money. NCBS Members receive an extra discount on advance tickets as well.

The place has a bluegrass-friendly management — the San Benito County Historical Society.

2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Tickets Are Now Available Online And By Mail

Online Tickets for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are now available on this website. The 24th annual festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) August 10-13.

Mail Order Tickets

NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discountDiscount Advance Ticket sales end on July 22.

The GOF is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Returns To The Tres Pinos Historical Park August 10-13

Good Times at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival!

The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park (next to Bolado Park) in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) will be held August 10-13, 2017.

Mail-In Tickets are now available. Online tickets can be purchased soon.

Be a Volunteer and make even more new friends.

The festival is a friendly, unique gathering of friends and family making music for friends and family and is the place to meet everyone in the area bluegrass community in a fun, relaxed setting.

Join us for a great time!