The 8th annual festival will take place in June 22-24, 2018. Tickets and accommodation will go on sale on March 21st.
WHAT IS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
Truffle Kerfuffle is a weekend long celebration in the heart of Australian truffle country: Manjimup, Western Australia. Go truffle hunting and uncover an amazing weekend of food and wine in this hands on and adventurous winter festival. Get to know the truffle dogs, explore the festival village for a taste of the region and get your truffle fix at exclusive dining events. Join in and discover the winemakers, producers and community that make up the Southern Forests region.
WHEN IS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
Truffle Kerfuffle is held each year in June.
The 8th annual festival will take place in June 22-24, 2018.
WHERE IS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
Truffle Kerfuffle is centred around the festival village at Fonty's Pool, ten minutes from Manjimup. It is close to nearby towns of Pemberton, Bridgetown and Nannup and others which all offer excellent accommodation options.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
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.
WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE AND DO THEY SELL OUT?
Tickets go on sale March 21st, 2018. Subscribe to receive programme and ticket updates.
Advance booking advised. Festival Village tickets are available on the gate.
WHERE IS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
The heart of the festival is the Festival Village which is located at Fonty's Pool; a historic venue at the heart of the Manjimup community.
Truffle Hunts take place at surrounding orchards and selected events are held in locations elsewhere in the Shire of Manjimup.
Fonty's Pool is located at 699 Seven Day Rd, Manjimup, Western Australia, 6258.
WHERE CAN I STAY?
Manjimup is located in the middle of the South West region so there are plenty of towns that make a great base for your festival weekend. Accommodation information here.
I'M CONFUSED BY WHAT TICKETS TO BUY!
We suggest starting with a Festival Village ticket (there is plenty to do and taste in the village to keep you entertained all weekend) and then build your experience from there.
You do not need to purchase a village ticket if you are staying overnight at Fonty's Pool or have a ticket to the Chef's Cabin series or Hunter's Breakfast.
WHICH EVENTS ARE KID FRIENDLY?
15 & under entry to the Festival Village is free all weekend, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Children are welcome in the Festival Village and we have special activities just for kids, but your child must be accompanied at all times.
There are no babysitting services available through the festival.
WHEN IS THE 2018 FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN?
10am- 5pm, Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24, 2018
HOW DO I GET TO AND FROM THE 2018 DINNER EVENTS?
There are limited taxi options in the region so it is essential that you aplan ahead. If driving, please stay safe and appoint a designated driver.
CAN I BRING MY DOG TO TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
No dogs are permitted for reasons of truffle biosecurity. We have a strict no animal policy as we have a lot of movement to and from truffle orchards over the weekend and need to protect those precious truffles.
Assistance dogs are permitted.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
All ticket sales are final.
Do YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
Fonty’s Pool has accessible facilities however much of the area is grassed and undulating so there may be some areas you can't access depending on your requirements.
We advise that wheelchairs, strollers and prams are not permitted on truffle hunts due to the delicate nature of the orchards.
Please contact us if you plan to visit the event and have special accessibility needs so that we can best cater to your needs and help you plan your visit.
Assistance dogs are permitted.
CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We are always on the lookout for happy, hardworking people that love truffles and want to get involved by volunteering. Drop us a line firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I HOST A STALL?
If you're interested in hosting a stall, please register here.
I WANT TO GIVE YOU FEEDBACK
Excellent! We love receiving constructive feedback, both positive and negative. Festival go-er feedback has guided the growth of the Truffle Kerfuffle over the last 8 years and we hope, for many more to come.
If you'd like to email right away you can do so here.
Also helpful is if you take the time to complete our end of event survey. We send this to all email subscribers the week after the festival. We also post the link on our Facebook page.
I CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER I NEED!
No worries! Just get in touch via the appropriate email. We are only a tiny team so during busy periods it can take us a while to get back to you.
WHO OWNS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?
It is 100% locally owned by a not for profit association, The Truffle Kerfuffle Inc. The festival directors and event team 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