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

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

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

The 25th Annual event will benefit the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in promoting bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

The fun, relaxed gathering will be held on August 9-12, 2018 at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Advance Ticket Information

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline Is July 22

The Historical Village Plaza, San Benito County Historical Park

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, a popular benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society since 1994, will be held for the 25th time on August 9-12, 2018 in Tres Pinos.

The deadline for Discount Advance Tickets is July 22. NCBS Members receive a Deep Discount on advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a Discount.

Discount Advance Tickets Are Now On Sale For The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12

Discount Advance Tickets are now available on this website and by mail for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival to be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos on August 9-12, 2018.

NCBS Members receive a Deep Discount on advance tickets. Non-Members receive a Discount.

The festival benefiting the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society was started at Bolado Park in 1994.

NCBS uses the proceeds to further bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

FREE camping for tents and RVs is included in all multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and much more!

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For Tres Pinos August 9-12, 2018

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) for the third time on August 9-12, 2018.

The festival benefiting the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society was started in 1994. NCBS uses the proceeds to further bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

Free RV & tent camping is included in multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and more.

Discount advance tickets will soon be available on this website.

Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) for the third time on August 9-12, 2018.

The festival benefiting the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society was started in 1994. NCBS uses the proceeds to further bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

Free RV & tent camping is included in multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and more.

Discount advance tickets will soon be available on this website.