Our January weekend celebrates the world of Oregon truffles and the culinary bounty of the southern Willamette Valley. Taking place January 24-26, 2020, the Eugene weekend offers a variety of special truffle packages for weekend-long immersions, including two new packages for 2020.
With hands-on cooking classes, truffle dog training, truffle hunts and workshops, learning opportunities abound at the Eugene weekend. Decadent truffle breakfasts, lunches, dinners and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace are offered as part of weekend packages and a limited number of experiences are sold à la carte.
Eugene and Willamette Valley Truffle Country Ticket Packages
Our most popular package, the Epicurious invites epicureans to an unforgettable truffle-filled weekend in the southern Willamette Valley. Kicking off with the Spanish-inspired Truffles, Tapas and Taps on Friday evening, Epicurious package-holders will experience a full weekend of truffles, including a truffle foray with dogs, a delicious truffle lunch and the aptly named Grand Truffle Dinner. The weekend closes with two Sunday events: a lavish truffle brunch and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace.
The Gourmand Weekend Package is our deepest dive into the fascinating world of Oregon truffles. The weekend begins with dinner at Pfeiffer Vineyards on Friday evening, followed by two days of truffle adventures on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend intensive includes a truffle foray with dogs, a special farm-to-table lunch at Antiquum Farm and Winery, and the always sold-out Grand Truffle Dinner on Saturday. An abundant truffled brunch, followed by the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace on Sunday, bookend the weekend.
Truffle Farming A - Z All-In Weekend
The inaugural Truffle Farming A – Z All-In is a two-day immersion designed for new truffle growers. Lectures and case studies on Friday precede a full day in the field on Saturday. The package also includes festival events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Grape and Grain
A new weekend package, Grape and Grain celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the southern Willamette Valley. Featuring a tour on Saturday that includes a behind-the-scenes visit to Springfield Creamery, home of the famed Nancy’s Yogurt, a truffled lunch at the storied Camas Country Mill with wine pairings and a visit to 100 Mile Bakery, a bakery crafting food grown within a 100-mile radius of Eugene and Springfield where truffled goodies await. The weekend kicks off with the Spanish-inspired Truffles, Tapas and Taps on Friday evening, includes the Grand Truffle Dinner on Saturday night, and closes with a truffled brunch and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace on Sunday.
Eugene and Willamette Valley Truffle Country à la Carte Events
The Joriad™ North American Truffle Dog Championship
Watch truffle dogs from around the country at The Joriad™ North American Truffle Dog Championship, the only competition of its kind in North America.
2 Day Truffle Dog Training
Participants at the Oregon Truffle Festival’s truffle dog training will learn the fundamentals of scent training and practice with their dog in the field during a two-day intensive. Culminating in an authentic truffle hunt, participants take their newly learned skills into the forests of the Willamette Valley, where most dogs find their first truffle. Truffle breakfast and lunch are included both days.
2-Day Truffle Farming A - Z
If you’re new to truffle cultivation or thinking about adding a truffle orchard to your property, this course is for you. Our inaugural Truffle Farming A – Z is an educational, two-day immersion on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th. Led by Dr. Charles Lefevre, co-founder and president of the Oregon Truffle Festival and founder and president of New World Truffieres, Inc, this course will include a panel of speakers and industry experts. Day one takes place in the classroom, with morning and afternoon lecture sessions covering a range of topics including site evaluation, orchard planning, site preparation, planting, weed control, pest control, irrigation, pruning, harvesting, and logistics of grading, handling, and shipping truffles. Day one also features several orchard case studies from established growers discussing their methods, results, and lessons learned. Day two takes place in the field, touring established orchards, including one currently among the most productive in North America. The tour also features trained truffle dogs in action and a winery luncheon. This two day experience includes truffled breakfasts and lunches on Friday and Saturday.
Because the launch of this short course represents a substantial undertaking, we’re putting the Truffle Growers’ Forum on hiatus with the expectation of re-launching that industry gathering as the natural complement for Truffle Farming A-Z.
Grand Truffle Dinner
Experience an evening of conviviality around the table at the 15th annual Grand Truffle Dinner celebrating Oregon’s native winter white and black truffles. This unforgettable six-course meal will be prepared by celebrated guest chefs and paired with magnificent Willamette Valley wines.
Eugene Fresh Truffle Marketplace
Experience Oregon’s vast wintertime bounty at the Eugene Fresh Truffle Marketplace! Our most popular event year after year features a host of truffled opportunities, from cooking demonstrations to a truffle dog demonstration. Our Marketplace also includes and an all-day lecture series, fresh native truffles for sale from trusted foragers and plenty of regional wines and artisan foods to sample and take home.
Sunday Brunch – Lion & Owl
New in 2020 Truffles & Bubbles Brunch
Discover Eugene’s newest dining sensation, Lion & Owl, inspired by wonderful meals from around the globe while celebrating the flora & fauna of the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon’s native truffles in season. Served with generous hospitality, this sparkling brunch will sell out quickly, so don’t wait!
Travel & Lodging
Eugene Lodging: Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene)
Our lodging partner, Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene), has a free airport shuttle available during the festival weekend. Please call the hotel at (541) 342-2000 to make arrangements, as the shuttle cannot meet every flight.
OTF transportation for all Weekend Experience events and the à la carte Truffle Farming A-Z on Saturday will be provided to and from Graduate Eugene. On the Saturday forays and truffiere tours we are guests on private land by invitation only, and as such, no private vehicles are permitted.
Reservations can be made by calling our reservations line 413-821-3144 and referring to booking code OTF0120
Or via the booking link: Oregon Truffle Festival 2020
Please note that you must book your room by 1/8/20 to receive the discounted OTF group rate.