Truffle Kerfuffle is one of Australia's most unique food and wine festivals; an indulgent weekend for truffle lovers in the heart of Australian truffle country, Manjimup, Western Australia.
The 8th annual Truffle Kerfuffle and will take place June 22-24, 2018.
Tickets on sale from March 21st. Information on accommodation and travel can be found on the festival website.
Manjimup is situated in the Southern Forests Region, home to Western Australia's most majestic Karri forests. A 3.5 hour drive south of Perth and 1.5 hours inland from Margaret River. It is easily accessible by road or charter flight.
It is 100% locally owned by a not for profit association, The Truffle Kerfuffle Inc. The festival directors and day to day management of the event are overseen by a board of volunteers who ensure that the festival keeps to it's core mission and objectives.
From initial beginnings in 2011 when a group of locals and truffle growers (Gavin Booth - Australian Truffle Traders, Al Blakers - Manjimup Truffles and Jeremy Beissel - Fonty's Pool) came up with the idea, Truffle Kerfuffle has grown into a highlight of the Australian tourism calendar. We rely on the support and advocacy of our partners, volunteers, the local community, businesses and the truffle industry. With thanks to them, the festival has grown into the success it is today.
"Invite the world to experience a unique winter festival in Manjimup, the heart of Australian truffle country; celebrating our people, place and premium produce.”
- Drive brand awareness for Manjimup truffle and the region’s position at the heart of Australian truffle country.
- Deliver economic impact for the Southern Forests region.
- Deliver a high quality destination tourism experience.
- Drive brand awareness for the Southern Forests region as a winter tourism destination rich in natural beauty, premium produce and hands-on experience
About the Festival
The festival celebrates the start of the truffle harvest. Guests can join truffle hunters to search out prized truffles, visit the festival village for a taste of the region or get their truffle fix at special dining events.
“One of the best food and wine festivals in Australia”
“Truffle Kerfuffle festival remains WA's premier Tuber melanosporum party.”
Gourmet Traveller, Hot Plates
The Festival Village is the heart of the festival weekend with plenty to keep you entertained all weekend. Relax and soak up the beautiful atmosphere of historic Fonty's Pool while you enjoy delicious food, campfire cooking, wine, truffles, locally made cider (you're in apple country!), juices and more. Adult entry tickets include a tasting glass and a festival tote bag.
Festival Village Features: Live music, food & wine stalls, campfire cooking, marketplace (fresh truffle sales, local traders, restaurants, meet our winemakers, farmers, producers and guest chefs), truffle tent (chef meet and greets, cooking demos, family activities, truffle workshops, produce demos), Archie's Hut cafe, truffle dog demos, local wine & cider bar, truffle tombola and more!
A truly local festival
The purpose of Truffle Kerfuffle is to celebrate our community, our produce and our place at the heart of Australian truffle country.
We have a festival wide commitment to use local produce wherever possible. This promise extends from using exclusively Manjimup black truffle to the full bounty of produce and wine available in the Genuinely Southern Forests region.
For the last eight years Truffle Kerfuffle has been bringing chefs to Australia's South West to experience Manjimup truffle and other premium Southern Forests produce and wine first hand and share it with visitors to the festival. Many of the relationships built during the festival have lasting impact for our local famers and producers.