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.

Please note that there are absolutely no dogs or pets of any kind permitted at San Benito County Historical 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.#mce_temp_url#

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

2016 GOF Main Stage Band Application

News

Kitchen Help Headed For Tres Pinos For 23rd Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 11-14

Redwood City’s Kitchen Help is headed to Tres Pinos for the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival which will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park.

The new place (next to Bolado Park) offers improved facilities in the same small, beautiful valley as past festivals (7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25).

The August 11-14, 2016 festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands and is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, which supports bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

Discount Advance Tickets are available on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount, while Non-Members receive a discount.

Kitchen Help

Kitchen Help

Tres Pinos in 1891.

Tres Pinos in 1891.

Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer

23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Set For August 11-14 At The San Benito County Historical Park In Tres Pinos

The San Benito County Historical Park

The Historical Village of The San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held next door to Bolado Park (which was the event’s home 1994-2015) at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The new place is beautiful, has more grass and shade, and offers improved facilities.

The fun August 11-14, 2016 gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, which supports bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and in all of Northern California.

Discount Advance Tickets are available on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount.

Non-Members receive a discount.

The view to Bolado Park from the next door San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The view to Bolado Park from the next door San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

Northern California Bluegrass Society Membership

GOF Festival Flyer

Historical Park Location Map

Tres Pinos Location Map

Main Stage Line-Up

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Rambling Minors Set For Main Stage Performance At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 11-14

The Rambling Minors from Alameda will perform on the main stage at the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival next door to Bolado Park at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

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

Discount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14, 2016 event are now on sale on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discountNon-Members receive a discount.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

Northern California Bluegrass Society Membership

GOF Festival Flyer

Historical Park Location Map

The Rambling Minors

The Rambling Minors

Discount Advance Tickets For The August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Are Now On Sale

bglogoDiscount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are now on sale on this website.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount.

Non-Members receive a discount.

Purchase here:

Discount Advance Online Tickets


NCBS 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Official Flyer

Here is the 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival flyer.

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