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

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present The High Water Line In Tres Pinos August 9-12

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present The High Water Line (Bay Area) at the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The showcase of top California bluegrass bands will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister), August 9-12, 2018.

The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the NCBS and its year-round work supporting bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets are also available on this website.

GOF Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

The High Water Line

Great Weather Forecast For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

Great Weather is forecast for the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

The highs for August 9-12 will be 85 and the lows will be 58. There is is no rain in the forecast and there will be a moderate steady breeze.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate.

Tickets can also be purchased on this website before the event.

The Grasskickers Set For The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

The Grasskickers

The Grasskickers (Central Valley) are set to perform at the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the lovely and talented San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12.

The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The festival is a celebration of top California bluegrass bands.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets are also available on this website.

Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

Historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Feature Faux Renwah

Faux Renwah

The Historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12 and will feature the return of Faux Renwah (La Grange).

The band is a longtime favorite at the GOF but has had to miss the last few years. Now, they’re back!

The annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society is small, relaxed, fun, friendly, and small, relaxed, fun & friendly.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased on this website before the event.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets Available Online Or At The Gate August 9-12

There will be plenty of tickets for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the gate August 9-12, 2018. If you would like to purchase tickets before the festival, visit the advance ticket page on this website.

Advance Tickets