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

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

Seven Week Reminder: July 22 Is The GOF Discount Advance Ticket Deadline

Seven Week Reminder: July 22, 2018 is the deadline to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The beloved annual event will benefit the work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The gathering will be held Thursday-SundayAugust 9-12, 2018 at the lovely San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

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Longtime Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Favorite Bean Creek Is Set To Return To Tres Pinos August 9-12

Bean Creek

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will welcome longtime festival favorite Bean Creek (Santa Cruz) back to the main stage on August 9-12, 2018.

The annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (the charming rural hamlet 7 miles south of Hollister).

Cheap 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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Complete Main & Late Night Stage Line-Up

Complete First Stage Line-Up

The First Stage Line-Up For The August 9-12 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Announced

The First Stage line-up has been announced for the 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. The benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held August 9-12 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

The Bands: Delia’s Ghost, Erin Inglish, Sail Away Ladies (farewell performance), and special guests Pick-A-Boo.

The First Stage will run Friday, August 10, Noon-3:00pm. The festival also features three other stages — the Main Stage, ‘Tweener Stage, and the late night Dance Hall Stage.

Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22 on this website.

The Hossettes Set For August 9-12 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

The August 9-12, 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will bring The Hossettes (Fiddletown) to the Main Stage.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s historic 25th annual event will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in the lovely hamlet of Tres Pinos, (7 miles south of Hollister, next to Bolado Park).

The cheap 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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