Please note: This page contains program information for a festival that has already taken place. For current information on the upcoming festival, see www.oregontrufflefestival.com
2011 FESTIVAL INFORMATION
The Oregon Truffle Festival offers a multitude of exciting ways to participate, for a few hours or a full weekend.
Since its inception, workshops, packages and the Grand Truffle Dinner have sold out quickly, so early registration is recommended. All events are located in and around Eugene, Oregon.
A complete Festival Schedule for each Weekend Experience as well as curricula for the two seminars and the speaker roster for the Growers’ Forum will be sent to all registrants and posted on our web site as soon as they are available.
“Presently, we were aware of an odour gradually coming towards us, something musky, fiery, savoury, mysterious, -- a hot drowsy smell, that lulls the senses, and yet enflames them, -- the truffles were coming.” William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
We are delighted to announce our headquarters hotel in 2011 is the Valley River Inn. Located on the banks of the Willamette River only a short distance from downtown, the Valley River Inn has long been recognized as Eugene's most elegant hotel.
The Valley River Inn is also the site of Festival Registration, which opens on Thursday afternoon, as well as all the seminars and lectures on Friday, the Grand Truffle Dinner on Saturday evening, and Sunday’s Oregon Truffle Marketplace.
For those attending the Truffle Dog Training Seminar, the Valley River Inn is dog friendly, providing a separate area in the hotel for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment.
When contacting VRI for reservations, be sure to request the Oregon Truffle Festival conference rate.
Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401
Valley River Inn Website
Direct Booking Link - Enter the group code 0126OREG_001 in the special rate drop down menu.
Directions to Valley River Inn
Other lodging and accommodations can be found at our local Visitor Association web site http://www.travellanecounty.org/
The Valley River Inn offers complimentary shuttles to all Eugene airport arrivals and departures. If you choose to fly in and out of Portland, plan for a minimum 2 hour drive from the airport to downtown Eugene.
Once in Eugene, we want you to relax and let us do the driving! The Festival provides comfortable tour buses with restrooms to and from all events not held at the Valley River Inn, and our experienced drivers know how to navigate our rural valleys and hillsides so you can sit back and enjoy the views.
Keep in mind that it is winter, and Oregon can be wet and chilly, so come prepared. Although the average temperature in the southern Willamette Valley in January is mid-30’s to mid-40’s, and one in ten years can result in snow on the valley floor, it is just as likely to be brilliantly sunny during the last week in January. Thus we recommend both a raincoat and sunglasses. Warm layers of wool or fleece, with a final waterproof, breathable layer are best. A scarf, gloves and a hat will make your head and hands happy. If you are attending the Grand Truffle Dinner, the dress is semi-formal cocktail attire so don't forget to pack something elegant.
The links below are set to the downtown Eugene Oregon zip code.
Oregon Truffle Festival participates in: