Truffle Kerfuffle

FAQ

I WANT TO GIVE FEEDBACK / A SUGGESTION!

Excellent! Message us here. We love receiving feedback, both positive and negative.  Festival go-er feedback has guided the growth of the Truffle Kerfuffle over the years and we hope, for many more to come. 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.

DATES

The 9th annual Truffle Kerfuffle takes place 21-23 June 2019. Subscribe  to be kept up to date.

BOOKINGS

Early Booking advised, especially for dining events, truffle hunts and other add-on experiences.

PLAN YOUR TRIP 

See our pages on Accommodation and transport.

CAN I BRING MY DOG TO TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE?  

No dogs or animals are permitted for reasons of truffle biosecurity.  Accredited assistance dogs are permitted except on truffle hunts. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for additional information.

WHAT IS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE? 

Truffle Kerfuffle is a three (3) day food and wine festival celebrating one of the world's most luxurious ingredients, fresh black truffles, just minutes from where they are unearthedManjimup is the heart of Australian truffle country with more truffles found here than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.  Join in the festivities and be consumed by the heady aroma of truffles at their freshest; go hunting, taste your way through the Festival Village and indulge in truffle laden experiences with world class chefs.

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.  The Shire of Manjimup (Southern Forests Region) is a scenic 3.5 hour drive south of Perth or  90 minutes east of Margaret River. It is easily accessible by road and private charter flight or helicopter. 

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE FESTIVAL VILLAGE?  

Fonty's Pool, 699 Seven Day Rd, Manjimup, Western Australia, 6258. Parking provided may only be suitable for four wheel drive vehicles, We recommend catching a shuttle bus to this event. If you become bogged recovery is at your own risk. Shuttle and private transport options available

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE FESTIVAL RESTAURANT?  

The Festival Restaurant is located at Fonty's Pool.

WHERE DO TRUFFLE HUNTS TAKE PLACE?  

The Truffle Hunts take place at surrounding orchards and selected events are held in locations elsewhere in the Shire of Manjimup. Friday hunts do not include a shuttle service. You will be emailed directions the week prior to the festival. Saturday and Sunday hunts include shuttle buses.

WHICH TRUFFLE HUNT IS BEST? 

They are all great! Select the truffle grower and orchard that most appeals to you!

WHAT IF I CAN'T BOOK A HUNT? 

You'll be able to catch free truffle dog demonstrations with Truffle Dogs WA in the Festival Village all weekend.

HOW DO I GET THERE?  

Click here for information.

TELL ME ABOUT THE WINNING APPLIANCES & ASKO FESTIVAL VILLAGE!

  • Open 10am-5pm Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June.
  • Bookings recommended; however, tickets are also available at the gate.
  • You do not need to purchase a village ticket if you are attending a Brunch, Chef's Cabin or staying at Fonty's Pool Chalets & Campground, Soul Camping or WA Wilderness Glamping.
  • Your Village Ticket includes access all weekend plus a wine tasting glass and tote bag to stash your goodies! Build your experience by booking add-on festival events like truffle hunting, dining and food events, and wine masterclasses.

I HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY TICKETS! 

Please check your junk mail. If they aren't in there, drop us an email and we can resend.

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!

The Festival Village is the vibrant hub of the festival so start here. You can build your truffle adventure by adding on dining experiences, masterclasses and truffle hunts. You do not need to purchase a village ticket if you are attending a Brunch, Chef's Cabin or staying at Fonty's Pool Chalets & Campground, Soul Camping or WA Wilderness Glamping.

WHICH EVENTS ARE KID FRIENDLY? 

Children aged 15 & under can enter the Festival Village for free all weekend. The Festival Village features special activities just for kids. Children must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times. Dining events and menus have been created with adults in mind and as such we ask parents to make appropriate childcare arrangements. The Closing Party is open to all ages however all children must have a ticket and be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times.

HOW DO I GET TO AND FROM THE 2019 DINNER EVENTS AND FESTIVAL VILLAGE? 

Shuttle bus services are available from Manjimup Town, Bridgetown, Pemberton and Nannup. There are no 'hail and ride' taxis or uber so it is essential that you plan ahead. If driving, please stay safe and appoint a designated driver. 

CAN I GET A REFUND? 

All ticket sales are final. For terms and conditions click here.

Do YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

  • Festival VillageThe Festival Village is wheelchair accessible, however as much of the venue is grassed and undulating, some parts of the venue may be restricted. If you have concerns we encourage you to reach out. Accredited assistance dogs are permitted. ACROD parking available for Festival Village. Please ask the parking marshal to direct you on arrival.
  • Festival Restaurant: The Festival Restaurant (within the Festival Village) at Fonty's Pool is wheelchair accessible. ACROD parking is available for the Festival Village. Please ask the parking marshal to direct you on arrival. Accredited assistance dogs are permitted.
  • Truffle Hunts: Wheelchairs, strollers and prams (or similar devices) are not permitted due to the delicate nature of the orchards (truffles lie just beneath the surface and are easily damaged). If you normally require an accredited assistance dog please send an email prior to booking so we can discuss if alternative arrangements are possible (animals cannot be brought onto private orchards for biosecurity reasons).
  • Fonty's Pool Campground: The Festival campground at Fonty's Pool is wheelchair accessible. ACROD parking available for Festival Village. Please ask the parking marshal to direct you on arrival. Accredited assistance dogs are permitted.
  • For independently organised events or services, please contact the organiser direct.
  • Questions: 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.

CAN I VOLUNTEER?  

We are always on the lookout for happy, hardworking people that are passionate about truffles and want to get involved by volunteering. Drop us a line volunteer@trufflekerfuffle.com.au

CAN I HOST A STALL? 

If you're interested in hosting a stall, please click here.

I CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER I NEED!

Just get in touch via the appropriate email.

WHO OWNS TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE? 

Truffle Kerfuffle is 100% locally owned by a not for profit association, The Truffle Kerfuffle Inc.

FESTIVAL MISSION 

"Invite the world to experience a unique winter festival in Manjimup, the heart of Australian truffle country; celebrating our people, place and premium produce.”

FESTIVAL OBJECTIVES 

  • 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

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