The 2017 Oregon Truffle Festival
January 20-22: Newberg to McMinnville: A Yamhill Valley Experience
January 26: The Joriad™ North American Truffle Dog Championship
January 27-29: Eugene and the Southern Willamette Valley Truffle Country
For more than a decade, the Oregon Truffle Festival has been the leading voice for a burgeoning American industry as well as an exciting culinary festival that sells out its popular dinners and tasting events year after year. From James Beard winning chefs to truffle industry experts to food journalists and food enthusiasts, dozens of renowned culinary personalities and industry players participate in the Oregon Truffle Festival every year. It’s the only event of its kind in the country, and the foremost wintertime culinary event in the Pacific Northwest.
As the first truffle festival in the English-speaking world, the Oregon Truffle Festival offers a culinary experience that simply cannot be found anywhere else. This is an international event that joins truffle fanciers and truffle experts from all over the world in ten days of celebration, educational seminars, and hands-on experiences.
NEW IN 2017!
What already stood apart as Oregon’s most unique culinary event more than doubles its impact in 2017 with events over the span of ten days between January 20th and 29th, 2017. Now in its 12th season, the Oregon Truffle Festival kicks off with an exploration of the terroir of Yamhill Valley truffle and wine country, and concludes with the Joriad truffle dog championship event followed by the festival’s capstone Eugene weekend. That means more events, more chefs, more education, more truffle hunting and more opportunities to celebrate Oregon’s most treasured culinary ingredient.
- Promote a wider appreciation and understanding of the various culinary uses for truffles and position Oregon black and white truffles as a premier truffle with quality equal to the finest truffles in the world.
- Drive tourism to and within the state of Oregon during the winter shoulder season when truffles are at their peak and when tourism dollars are most needed.
- Grow demand for extended, multi-day travel throughout the state by hosting festival events in Portland, Yamhill Valley, Eugene and surrounding areas throughout the Willamette Valley’s truffle country.
- Engage culinary influencers and tastemakers, both domestic and international, to serve as advocates and ambassadors for Oregon truffles, Oregon artisan food products and ingredients, and Oregon as an epicenter of culinary tourism.
- Support and develop the advancement of domestic truffle cultivation, production, and distribution as a viable agricultural and agritourism enterprise, job creator, and economic stimulator for the state of Oregon.
- Deepen the understanding of native Oregon truffles through mycological research and education to protect their natural habitat and encourage sustainable business and cultivation practices.