Truffle Kerfuffle is a weekend long festival of food and wine in the heart of Australian truffle country: Manjimup, Western Australia. 2017 is the 7th annual Truffle Kerfuffle and will take place June 23-25.
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 like Feast & Fire Opening Night, Hunter's Breakfast, Southern Forests Barbeque Lunch and A Winter's Night. Or head beyond Fonty's Pool and join the Foragers Seasonal Truffle Dinner.
“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, roasted hazelnuts, 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, truffle workshops, produce demos), Archie's Hut cafe, truffle dog demos, local wine & cider bar, truffle tombola and more!
Family Day (Sunday): All our regular 'adult' activities, however there is also a designated kids entertainment area with free activities including a cooking school, truffle science station, dog demos, home grown vegie competition (judged by River Cottage Australia's Paul West) and art activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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. Over 70% of the ingredients used at the event are local. 100% of the wine and cider at the event is local to the region.
For the last seven years Truffle Kerfuffle has been bringing chefs to Australia's South West to experience Southern Forests produce 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.
We thought it would be good to share with you a little more of what happens behind the scenes of the festival and so, with a little help from Renault Australia (for the nice wheels!), we asked the chefs to share their Truffle Kerfuffle journey.
For the community by the community
A not for profit event, Truffle Kerfuffle relies 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.
From initial beginnings in 2011 when a group of locals and truffle growers came up with the idea, Truffle Kerfuffle has grown into a highlight of the Australian tourism calendar.