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23 Fairs for Smelling, Tasting, and Buying Truffles in Piemonte

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The truffle hunter's best friend The truffle hunter's best friend

When autumn arrives, the unmistakable aroma of truffles hangs on the air throughout the lower Langhe and in the Asti and Monferrato zones. Truffle fairs, from local to international, are some of the most anticipated events of mid- to late autumn. 


It is only fitting that the noble wines of Piemonte have one of the world’s most expensive and gourmet foods to pair it with (expensive, yes, though truffle lovers may rejoice at this year’s unexpected bounty: Italian White Truffle Lovers Celebrate Bumper Harvest). Often, these truffle fairs go hand-in-hand with local food and wine events.

October and November are two peak periods for harvesting the Tuber magnatum Pico – commonly known as the White truffle of Alba or Piemonte – and several species of black truffles. In fact, there is an official calendar for the raccolta, or harvest, of truffles in Piemonte with a complete set of rules, just like hunting for anything in the wild. But unless you’re a truffle hunter yourself, the truffle fairs, festivals, and sagras are the best opportunities for finding high quality specimens of this underground truffle.

Read on for a list of all 23 truffle fairs of the 2014 fall season. 

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October

ALBA - 84th Annual White Truffle Fair - October 11-November 16  
Go to the EVENT and read A Guide for Wine Lovers at Alba's Truffle Festival

MONCALVO - National Truffle Fair and Market - October 19 and 27 
Go to the EVENT

MOMBERCELLI - Day of the Truffle - October 19 
Go to the EVENT

INCISA SCAPACCINO - Day of the Truffle - October 26
Go to the EVENT

TRISOBBIO - White Truffle and Dolcetto d'Ovada Fair - October 26
Go to the EVENT

SARDIGLIANO - White Truffle Fair - October 26 
Go to the EVENT

MONDOVI' - Peccati di Gola: Regional Truffle Fair - October 31-November 2
Go to the EVENT

RIVALBA - White Truffle Fair of the Turin Hills 
Go to the EVENT


November

SAN DAMIANO D'ASTI - Regional Fair of the Truffle and All Saints - November 1-3 
Go to the EVENT

CELLA MONTE - Sagra of the White Truffle in Valle Ghenza - November 1-2
→ Go to the EVENT

MONTECHIARO D'ASTI - National White Truffle Fair of Monferrato - November 2
Go to the EVENT

ALBA - Barbaresco and White Truffle Marathon - November 2
Go to the EVENT

NIZZA MONFERRATO - Festival of St. Carlo: Day of the Truffle and Cardoon - November 2
 Go to the EVENT

CASTAGNOLE DELLE LANZE - Vintrifula - November 8-9
 Go to the EVENT

CANELLI - Regional Fair of the Truffle and St. Martin - November 9
 Go to the EVENT

OVADA - Wine and Truffles - November 9
 Go to the EVENT

ASTI - Regional Truffle Fair - November 15-16
 Go to the EVENT

MURISENGO - National "Gold Truffle" Fair - November 16 and 23
 Go to the EVENT

SAN SEBASTIANO CURONE - National Truffle Show and Market - November 16 and 23 
 Go to the EVENT

ACQUI TERME - Acqui&Sapori and Regional Truffle Show - November 21-23 
→ Go to the EVENT

VEZZA D'ALBA - Regional Fair of the White Truffle and Roero Wines - November 22-23
 Go to the EVENT

CASTELNUOVO DON BOSCO - Day of the Truffle - November 23
 Go to the EVENT

MONTEGROSSO D'ASTI - Truffle Fair - November 23 
 Go to the EVENT


Did we miss a festival?

We like to think this list is exhaustive, but the truffles are so abundant this year we may have missed some celebrations. Please let us know in the comments and we’ll add it straight away!

Last modified onMonday, 20 October 2014 12:56
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