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 (PDF)

2017 GOF Main Stage Band Application

News

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

One Month Reminder: The Cheap Ticket Deadline for the purchase of Discount Advance Tickets to the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is on Saturday, July 22nd.

The festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Join In To Volunteer At The August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Join in and volunteer to help with the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, which will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

Volunteers get in free and make new friends while making this wonderful event happen!

Volunteer Form

Festival Flyer

Crying Uncle To Play At The August 10-13 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

Crying Uncle

Crying Uncle (Alameda) will perform at the August 10-13, 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the 24th annual event at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Tickets are available until July 22. Gate tickets will also be available. NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases. Non-Members receive a discount.

Online Tickets

Teo & Miles Quale of Crying Uncle "pose" for an official photo.

Mail Order Tickets

GOF Flyer

NCBS Membership

Andrew Osborn joins Crying Uncle on the Freight's Gallery Stage.

Five Week Reminder: July 22 Is The Last Day To Purchase GOF Festival Discount Advance Tickets

Five Week Reminder: The last day to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, July 22nd.

The fun, relaxed weekend of music and friends will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister, next to Bolado Park).

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

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.

Discount Advance Online & Mail-In Tickets are now available.

Be a Volunteer and make even more new friends!

The festival is a friendly, fun gathering of friends and family making music for friends and family and is the place to meet everyone in the area bluegrass community. Please join us!