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

Three Week Reminder: Discount Advance Ticket Deadline For GOF Festival Is July 22

Three Week Reminder: The deadline for purchasing Discount Advance Tickets to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

The benefit festival for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Online Advance Tickets

Official GOF Flyer

Circle R Boys Set For Good Old Fashioned Main Stage August 6-9, 2015

circle-r-boys-cd-coverThe Circle R Boys are set to play the main stage at the 22nd annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The August 6-9, 2015 gathering of top California bluegrass bands will be held at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Advance Tickets are available through July 22.

Festival Flyer

Online Advance Tickets

NCBS Membership

Main Stage Line-Up

Camping Is Free With All Multi-Day GOF Tickets, Reserve Electricity Early

bolado-park-event-center-logo-newCamping in either tents or RVs is FREE with all multi-day tickets at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

There is a charge for RVs hooked up to electricity. Reserve electric service early to ensure access, as electrical hook-ups are limited.

The 22nd annual festival will be held August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center in the tiny hamlet of Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

GOF camping time at the Bolado Park Event Center!

GOF camping time at the Bolado Park Event Center!

The Mighty Crows Set For Return To August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Stage At Bolado Park Event Center

The Mighty Crows are set for a long-awaited return to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The 22nd annual festival will be held August 6-9, 2015. The event is a benefit for NCBS projects throughout the year. The cheap ticket deadline is July 22nd.

Discount Advance Tickets

Official Volunteer Form

Official Festival Flier

The Mighty Crows

The Mighty Crows

Sidesaddle & Co To Return To Tres Pinos For 22nd Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Sidesaddle & Co

Sidesaddle & Co

Hollister’s Sidesaddle & Co will return to the main stage for the 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos August 6-9, 2015.

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

Discount Advance Tickets are available through July 22 on this website and by mail.

Online Advance Tickets

Mail-In Advance Tickets