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Welcome to The 2022 truffle festival

The Truffle Festival, Canberra Region 2022 brings together truffle growers and other premium food and beverage producers to showcase the exceptional gourmet products available on Canberra’s doorstep.

To mark the official start of this year’s truffle season, an exclusive festival launch cocktail evening will be held at Sydney’s Little National Hotel Rooftop Bar on June 20, followed by a gala, multi-course truffle dinner celebrating local food heroes at Canberra’s Hotel Realm on July 1.

Between mid-June and mid-August, the truffle fun will continue with a packed program of truffle hunts, signature menus, truffle and wine pairings, cooking classes, chef demonstrations and more.

Follow the recommendations of our truffle farmers for other exciting things to do a stone’s throw from their truffle farms, from cafes and restaurants to wineries, galleries and top shopping spots.

Promote your Truffle Event

The Truffle Festival, Canberra Region is a drawcard for local, interstate and international food and wine lovers in the winter months. If you’re a truffle-loving local restaurant, cafe, winery, cooking school or tourism operator, we invite you to list your truffle-related event on the festival website.

Event promotion is free – simply submit your event details here.


The exotic Tuber melanosporum, better known as black winter truffle, is available for just a few months of the year and is a hot commodity among leading chefs, purveyors of fine food and lovers of the finer things in life.

Why are they so good? While there are several truffle-growing regions in Australia, the climate around Canberra almost perfectly matches that of the French truffle region – higher altitudes and a Mediterranean climate – perfect conditions for these lovers of frosty mornings, sunny days and dry conditions to thrive.

Canberra is the only capital city in the world where truffles are grown right on the doorstep, so they can be harvested and on restaurant tables or in home kitchens within just one or two hours.

And contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy them. A small amount of truffle goes a long way