The Oregon Truffle Festival presents two firsts for North America: a first-of- its-kind seminar to train dogs to hunt for truffles, and the first North American truffle woodland devoted entirely to harvest by trained truffle dogs. Both the Truffle Dog Training Seminar and “dog harvested” truffles will be presented at the fifth annual Oregon Truffle Festival, to be held in Eugene, Jan. 29 through Jan. 31, 2010.
Registration is now open for Oregon Truffle Festival weekend experiences and the Grand Truffle Dinner. Six weekend and several stand-alone options are available, variously including cooking classes, winery luncheons, truffle forays, farm tours and multi-course truffle dinners, in addition to the Truffle Dog Training Seminar. All options may be purchased online at www.oregontrufflefestival.com.