The 11th annual Oregon Truffle Festival kicks off with the first anniversary of The Joriad™ North American Truffle Dog Championship in Eugene on January 16, 2016
Truly an original competition in North America, the Joriad™ is a two-day event where nonprofessional truffle dogs of all breeds compete in a qualifying trial to find truffle-scented targets. The winners of the qualifying round then move on to a private field trial where they hunt for actual truffles. Willamette Valley Vineyards will host the Joriad™ Awards Gala on Sunday, January 17.
Guests will get to meet all of the Joriad™ finalists while enjoying small plates featuring Oregon black and white truffles alongside Willamette Valley Vineyard wines. Additional informational and tickets for the Joriad™ are available here: http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com/tickets/the-joriad/.
The Truffle Festival, which spans three weekends in January moves north to Newberg for its second weekend (Jan. 22-24), then returns to Eugene to conclude the festival with its flagship Truffle Dinner, seminars, Eugene Fresh Truffle Marketplace and events (Jan. 29–31).
Tickets for The Joriad™ Qualifying Competition can be purchased here: https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised-event/87001/90474
Tickets for the Oregon Truffle Festival Eugene weekend, January 29 - 31, 2016 can be purchased here: https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/tag/87001/eugene
Oregon Truffle Festival Website: www.OregonTruffleFestival.com
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