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The World's Original Marmalade Awards Winners 2015

Congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much for entering.

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World’s Best Marmalade Makers Announced at 2015 Marmalade Festival

WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER THE CLANS HAVE BEEN STIRRED; SCOTLAND BRINGS HOME A JOINT DOUBLE GOLD AWARD  

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See our Festival Handout MAP for 'What's Going On and Where' during the Marmalade Awards.

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Girl Guides at The Marmalade Festival

 Festival supporters for the last ten years, read a bit about what the Guides do.

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Record Entries From All Over The World

“Marmalade Fever is Spreading as a Record Number of Entries arrives at Dalemain for the 10th Anniversary Year”

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Coming to the festival? Get DISCOUNTED train travel

 Buy a festival ticket and get a discount on your train travel to this years festival!

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WHY NOT ENTER THE DALEMAIN 10K MARMALADE RUN!

Join in the 10th Anniversary Celebrations & Enter The Marmalade Trail Running Race, a 10k event that takes place on Sunday 1st March 2015, 09:30am from the Dalemain Estate.

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‘Marmalade Peel of Bells’ launches National Marmalade Week (28 Feb -7th Mar 2015). Calling all Campanologists!

A ‘Marmalade Peel of Bells’ will launch National Marmalade Week and will resound around the country starting with hand bells at Dalemain and ending with the Great Bell of Bow, of Oranges & Lemons nursery rhyme fame. National Marmalade Week, overseen by the awards’ organisers, encourages people to try, buy or make marmalade.

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Latest Press Release: JAR UP YOUR MARMALADE FOR 10TH MARMALADE AWARDS CELEBRATION!

 Celebrating 10 sticky years and a renaissance in marmalade making with new trends and ingredients!

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OCTOBER MARMALADE BLOG - Marmalade Jane goes down under

Australia will be hearing first hand about The World’s Original Marmalade Festival   when Jane Hasell McCosh and her daughter Hermione travel to the southern hemisphere to talk about marmalade.   A Marmalade lecture tour – how the competition started and how it is linked to Palliative care. 

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Join us for the '10th Anniversary' Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival 2015
'Celebrating Ten Golden Years of a Renaissance in Marmalade Making & Raising Money for Charity'

The Awards & Festival will be held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 - 10am to 4pm (both days) at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens near Penrith in Cumbria.  Adults £4.50 - Full entry fee to Charity - Children FREE  (wellies or strong shoes advisable).
A Great & Fun Day Out For The Family!

FREE PARKING AT DALEMAIN OR FREE SHUTTLE BUS BETWEEN PENRITH TOWN CENTRE (Bus Station) & DALEMAIN BOTH DAYS (Sponsored by Penrith Bid & Penrith Chamber of Commerce)

Please click on the image below for a map of 'What's on and Where' at the Festival.

CHARITY Remember the whole of your entry fee to the Festival goes to Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. To date those golden pots of marmalade have raised over £150,000 for charity. This year we hope to raise even more money for such a vital cause.

Sponsored by Fortnum & Mason, Paddington Bear and Mackays

Karen Jankel, daughter of Paddington author Michael Bond, said "Paddington is of course famous for his love of marmalade and so I was delighted to read that, following the recent worldwide release of his movie, sales of marmalade have increased both at home and abroad.  The movie, which has just been nominated by BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, shows several scenes of marmalade making and so I hope that it will encourage even more families to follow suit.  The Marmalade Festival is always an important date in Paddington’s diary and he looks forward to meeting fellow marmalade lovers again this year.”

Please find below our Programme of Events for Demonstrations taking place at the Marmalade Festival Weekend.  All workshops and lectures are FREE and we are enormously grateful to all lecturers and performers for donating their time in aid of Charity.

THE FULL ENTRY GATE FEE GOES TO HOSPICE AT HOME & PLEASE SUPPORT US!

Saturday 28th February 2015

 

09.45 NEW - Marmalade Madness on Ullswater Steamers FREE TRAVEL-  for passengers on the 9.45 sailings that bring along a jar of marmalade in celebration of the Marmalade festival weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion and Gardens, passengers can also enjoy complimentary toast and marmalade served onboard the 9.45 sailings on this weekend.
Ullswater Steamers Marmalade Madness
10.00 Festival opens
For children on both days Jason the Juggling Jester, Face Painting, Paddington Bear, feeding the Dalemain Deer, Treasure Hunt in the Courtyard, dedicated Craft Tent for children run by the Girl Guides (highly recommended from last year!) and more......
10.15 Marmalade Question Time - with Dan Lepard (Baking Guru), Pam Corbin (National Treasure and Preserve Maker Extraordinaire), Martin Grant (MD of Mackays), Jonathan Miller (Food consultant) and Jose Fraga (Ave Maria Estates, Seville)
10.45 Launch of International Marmalade Week with a Peel of Bells - Already celebrated in Melbourne and picked up with handbells at Dalemain, culminating at St Mary Le Bow in the City of London.
Both days every hour on the 1/2 hour
Readings from the Paddington Bear Books - Read all about Paddington Bear and his upcoming movie at Paddington's Website
11.00 Winners Marmalade Awards Presentation - with Dan Lepard, Paddington Bear and Stainton School singing at the front of the House. Come and see this year's winners receiving their Gold Awards and prizes.
11.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
11.45 Jose Fraga of Ave Maria Estate - Hear about life on Seville's premiere orange growing estate.
12.00 Commercial Awards Presentations
12.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
12.30 Lancaster Millenium Choir
12.45 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - Chef from The Inn on The Lake, Glenridding and Mackays
13.30 Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Workshop & Wines to go with Marmalades - Laithwaite's Wines  Laithwaites Wines Blog
Both Days, all day every day! Marmalade Tasting - Over 200 competition marmalades FREE to taste in the Corner Barn of the Courtyard. 2,000 jars of competition marmalade on display in the downstairs rooms of the mansion, gardens included in the ticket price and much more please visit our Festival homepage for details of what's happening all day throughout the day and further information.
13.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
14.00 Celebrities of the Marmalade World Question Time - with past winners of the Double Gold Award, Lord Henley, Dr Chong, Blanka Milfaitova,Mrs Rushton and last years winner of winners Sarah Byrne.
14.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
14.30 Medicinal Honey Lecture - by the Bee Master at Dalemain, Eddie Kay in the Courtyard Garage.
15.00 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - Sharrow Bay Hotel and Mackays
15.00 A Timeline of Marmalade - with Ivan Day. An opportunity for tasting marmalade through the ages.
16.00 Finish 

 
DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS 
The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely in early March with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only. 

Sunday 2nd March 2014

 

09.00 NEW Dalemain Children's Warm Up Marmalade Fun Run (1k) - FREE entry, however advance registration is required at Marmalade Run.
09.30 NEW Dalemain Marmalade 10k Trail Race - Advance registration required at Marmalade Run.  Free entry to the awards for all participants.
09.30 Festival Service at St Andrews Church, Dacre - with The Right Rev George Bush, of St Mary Le Bow Church, London
09.45 NEW - Marmalade Madness on Ullswater Steamers - Free travel for passengers on the 9.45 sailings that bring along a jar of marmalade in celebration of the Marmalade festival weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion and Gardens, passengers can also enjoy complimentary toast and marmalade served onboard the 9.45 sailings on this weekend.
Ullswater Steamers Marmalade Madness
10.00 Festival opens
Both days every hour on the 1/2 hour Readings from the Paddington Bear Books - Read all about Paddington Bear and his upcoming movie at Paddington's Website
10.30 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - with Sharrow Bay Hotel and Mackays
10.45 Medicinal Honey Lecture - By the Bee Master at Dalemain, Eddie Kay in the Courtyard Garage.
11.15 Marmal'aid Talk by Rose Lukas - Raising money with food for the Syrian Relief Effort.
11.30 Jose Fraga of Ave Maria Estate - Hear about life on Seville's premiere orange growing estate
11.30, 12.30
Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
12.00 Judging of the Marmalashes in the main dining room - 11 Australian marmalades pitting themselves against a British team. Judges to be confirmed very soon.
12.00 Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Workshop & Wines to go with Marmalade - Laithwaite's Wines - Laithwaites Wines Blog
12.45 History of AGA lecture - Aga Carlisle will be attending to give the story of the AGA cooker as one of award-winning innovation and a proud heritage stretching back to 1922.
13.30 Marmalade Question Time in the Marquee - with Jane Maggs (Award Winning Cumbrian Jam & Marmalade maker - Wild & Fruitful), Pam Corbin (National Treasure and Preserve Maker Extraordinaire), Jose Fraga (Ave Maria Estate, Seville) and Ivan Day (food historian) 
14.00 Cookery Demonstration with a chef from The North Lakes Hotel and Mackays
14.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
Both days throughout the day Marmalade Tasting Over 200 competition marmalades FREE to taste in the Corner Barn of the Courtyard. 2,000 jars of competition marmalade on display in the downstairs rooms of the mansion, gardens included in the ticket price and much more please visit our Festival homepage for details of what's happening all day throughout the day and further information.
16.00 Festival Closes 

DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS 
The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely in early March with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only.

WHERE TO STAY

Please follow these links for recommendations for places to stay during the World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival. www.visiteden.co.uk/where-to-staywww.ullswater.comThe nearest train station is Penrith (4 miles from Dalemain) and there is always a taxi at the station.  Trains from London Euston to Penrith Station take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours on Virgin Rail.

 


 

 

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