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

25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present Jubilee With National Champion Teo Quale On August 9-12

National Champion Teo Quale

The 25th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will present Jubilee (Alameda), 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.

Jubilee’s Teo Quale just won the National Fiddle Championship in his age group at the contest in Weiser, ID.

Teo Quale performs 0n fiddle at Weiser, Idaho.

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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Complete Main Stage Line-Up

Jubilee

Five Week Reminder: The Deadline For Discount Advance Ticket Purchase Is July 22 For 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned

Five Week Reminder: The deadline is Sunday, July 22, 2018 to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The fun gathering will benefit 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 August 9-12 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

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Rogue River Set For August 9-12 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

Rogue River

The August 9-12, 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will present longtime folk favorite Rogue River (Santa Cruz), 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.

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NCBS To Present The Brookdale Bluegrass Band In Tres Pinos For The 25th Annual GOF Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present longtime festival favorite The Brookdale Bluegrass Band (Bonny Doon), at the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The friendly, fun August 9-12 event is a benefit for the Society’s many projects supporting local bluegrass music.

The advance ticket deadline is July 22Discount Advance Tickets are available now.

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

Information:

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San Benito County Historical Park

Volunteers Needed To Help With The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society needs a few good volunteers to help stage the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). Volunteering is fun and rewarding, plus it will get you in FREE to this fab event!