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

Bodie 601 Band Returns To The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12

The Bodie 601  Band will return to the stage of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. The August 9-12, 2018 event is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. This year will be the historic 25th anniversary of this fun, informal gathering!

Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a discount.

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Historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 9-12, 2018

The historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018.

The fun, informal gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Cheap Ticket Deadline is July 22.

The Goat Hill Girls Set For The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12

The August 9-12, 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will present The Goat Hill Girls at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. The 25th annual event is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Discount Advance Tickets are now on sale. NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a discount. The advance ticket deadline is July 22, 2018.

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The Goat Hill Girls

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Celebrate 25th Year In 2018

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will celebrate its 25th Year on August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Four Week Reminder: July 22 Is Deadline For Purchase Of Good Old Fashioned Discount Advance Tickets

Four Week Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline is July 22, 2018 for the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 9-12.

The benefit festival supports the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in promoting bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California. The event will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

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