Blessing of the Dogs
The "Blessing of the Dogs" is an annual event held as part of the Truffle Festival - Canberra Region. The "Blessing of the Dogs" is held at Tarago Truffles and marks the start of the local truffle season and has been running for four years. The event is a community event involving the Anglican congregation from the Goulburn Mulwaree Parish. At the event all the truffle dogs gather from around the region and are blessed to mark the start of the truffle season. Following the blessing a truffle hunt is held where attendees can watch the dogs hunt for truffle and chat with the growers about all things truffle. The Blessing of the Truffle Dogs is a unique family friendly event that showcases high quality local produce, the beautiful countryside around Tarago and the intelligent and beautiful truffle dogs. The Festival includes truffle growers, chefs, accommodation providers, wineries and cooking schools and puts a spotlight on winter food culture, highlighting for visitors the availability of a range of high quality food experiences.