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

The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For Tres Pinos

Here is the latest flyer for the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) August 10-13, 2017.

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

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 10-13 At The San Benito County Historical Park In Tres Pinos

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza, San Benito County Historical Park.

The 24th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres PinosAugust 10-13, 2017, is a benefit for the NCBS.

It will be held for the second year at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival Flyer

Volunteer Form

Plan Now To Attend The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 10-13

Make your plans to attend the 24th annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos, running August 10-13, 2017.

Official Festival Flyer

Volunteer Form

35 Years Of Trouble Heads For The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

The talented young musicians of 35 Years Of Trouble are headed back to the main stage of the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The popular gathering of “friends and family making music for friends and family” is a benefit for the good works of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in bringing our music to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area all year long.

GOF Festival Flyer

35 Years Of Trouble

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival 2017 Flyer

Here is the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival flyer.

The 24th annual benefit festival will be held August 10-13 at the San Benito County Historical Park in lovely Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Mail orders now accepted and online ticket sales will begin soon!