Share this article! An original competition in North America, the Joriad™, held this year on January 26, 2017, is a one-day event offering the ability to watch and experience some of the world’s most talented truffle dogs as they compete in a qualifying trial to find truffle-scented targets. The only competition of its kind in … Read more
An original competition in North America, the Joriad™, held this year on January 26, 2017, is a one-day event offering the ability to watch and experience some of the world’s most talented truffle dogs as they compete in a qualifying trial to find truffle-scented targets. The only competition of its kind in North America, winners of the indoor, spectator friendly qualifying round then move on to a field trial for an authentic head-to-head and nose-to-ground action in the wild where nature alone determines location, variety, and quantity of rare Oregon truffles.
Holding final rounds outdoors in the wild is unique only to the Joriad™. Because truffle hunting in the field does not lend itself to spectator participation, media access for this portion is limited to only three media outlets. Respond to this release ASAP if you’re interested in learning more about this rare competition.
Spectators with tickets from the morning qualifying rounds are invited to attend the Joriad™ Gala Awards Ceremony Thursday evening at the Hilton Eugene. Following the Gala, the Joriad™ Finalists and selected media are invited to the Oregon Truffle Festival’s MacDown event where multiple chefs will elevate comfort and pub food to new heights with the addition of Oregon’s black and white truffles to kick off the Oregon Truffle Festival’s Eugene weekend of culinary events. Additional information and tickets for the Joriad™ are available here: http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com/tickets/the-joriad/
This year the Oregon Truffle Festival will also host a Truffle Dog Training Seminar following the competition on January 27 & 28. The Truffle Dog Training Seminar is a unique opportunity to both observe the handling and training of skilled truffle dogs, and to teach your own dog to detect the scent of valuable ripe truffles in their natural habitat. Truffle Dog Training Seminar registration information and tickets are available here, http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com/event/truffle-dog-training/.
Joriad™Images & Video are available here:
Oregon Truffle Festival Website:www.OregonTruffleFestival.com
Lila Martin, PR Director
For Media Access to the Event Contact:
Angie Riley – Digital Marketing Manager for The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission
[email protected], 541.743.8771
About Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission:
Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. For more information, go to www.EugeneCascadesCoastSports.org.
Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $633 million into Lane County, Oregon’s economy in 2015. EugeneCascadesCoast.org