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 wonderful volunteer-staffed crafts and activities corral 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 2018 festival.

We always need volunteers to help run the festival.

Volunteer Form 2018 (PDF)

News

Discount Advance Tickets For The GOF Are On Sale Through July 22nd

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. Discount Advance Tickets can be purchased through July 22nd.

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

The festival benefits the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The GOF was started at Bolado Park back in 1994. NCBS supports 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! Ya’ll come!

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

The Historic Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

New California Line Added To First Stage Line-Up At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

New California Line has been added to the First Stage line-up for the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 9-12, 2018 in Tres Pinos.

Also performing on the Friday afternoon set will be Delia’s Ghost, Erin Inglish, Sail Away Ladies (farewell performance), and special guests Pick-A-Boo.

Discount Advance Tickets are on sale now through July 22.

The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Will Be Held In Tres Pinos August 9-12

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.

Our hosts, the San Benito County Historical Society, will be offering tours of the Historical Village throughout the weekend. In addition, the historic Cottage Saloon will be open to serve beer and wine. Blue Sun will bring us their excellent food.

Cheap 2018 Tickets are now on sale on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a discount. New members can sign up on this website. The discount advance ticket deadline is July 22.

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The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park.

Blue Summit Set For August 9-12 At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Blue Summit

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will present the Best Bluegrass Band in Northern California, Blue Summit (Santa Cruz), August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Tickets are now on sale on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a discount.

The advance ticket deadline is July 22.

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Main Stage & Late Night Stage Line-Up

First Stage Line-Up