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

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!

NCBS Announces The Main Stage Band Line-Up For August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the Main Stage Line-Up for 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).

35 Years of Trouble

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Black Eyed Susies

Bodie 601 Band

Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Circle R Boys

Courthouse Ramblers

Cryin’ Shame

Crying Uncle

Dark Hollow

Faux Renwah

Goat Hill Girls

High Country

Hot October

Kids on Stage

Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers

Old Belle

Pathetic Honey String Band

Rogue River

Sidesaddle & Co.

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Jones Gang

The Mountain & The Moon

Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival 2017 Volunteer Form

Here is the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Volunteer Form.

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

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Looking For Two Very Special Volunteers

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is looking for two very special volunteers for the August 10-13, 2017 gathering. We need a volunteer coordinator and a gate crew chief. These fun, key positions will play a big role in planning and running the 24th festival.

Interested? Contact Festival Co-Directors (Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com and (David Field) fieldmusic (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 10-13, 2017 In Tres Pinos

The 24th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The festival benefits NCBS activities throughout the year.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.