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THE WORLD'S ORIGINAL MARMALADE AWARDS WINNERS 2014Congratulations if you won an award and thank you very much for entering.
Press Release: 1st March 2014: The Future's Bright. The Future's Orange….. And Lemon, And Honey, Lavender And Even Seaweed!World's Best Marmarlades Announced at 2014 Marmalade Festival.
'Record Entries Get Toasted at Marmalade Awards 2014'We are delighted to announce that a record number of marmalade makers from all over the world have sent in their jars to be judged at this year’s The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival, giving a big sticky thumbs up to this most British of preserves. Thank you to everyone who has entered!
National Marmalade Week (1st March - 8th March)We're delighted to announce we'll be running another National Marmalade Week (1st March - 8th March). Our Awards and Festival officially kick off this week which we launched last year to encourage people to taste, make and buy more marmalade - if you like a glorious celebration of our orange preserve.
Dalemain Wins Prestigious Hudson's Media AwardDalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens wins prestigious heritage award for the Marmalade Awards & Festival Dalemain House in Penrith has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event.
Marmalade Awards & Festival Audio PodcastKeith & Lynne Allan (one-time BBC Radio Journalists) interviewing Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder), Sponsors, Judges and Winners.
Dalemain Marmalade Festival 2014
The Awards & Festival will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 2014 - 10am to 4pm (both days) at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens near Penrith in Cumbria. Adults £4.50 - Children FREE (wellies or strong shoes advisable).
A Great Day Out For The Family!
We have a varied and interesting programme of events planned, and the whole event will be well rooted in the Spanish Seville, including a Food Fair, Speciality Foods, Cookery Demonstrations in the Private Kitchen at Dalemain, Crafts, Live Music, Paddington Bear and Paddington Bear book readings every half an hour, Children's activities including marmalade making, crafts in the Girl Guide tent & a treasure hunt in the historic and award winning gardens, Llamas from Llama Karma Kafe with treks for children, Jason the Juggling Jester, Face Painting, 1914 War Exhibition, Free 9.45am Ullswater Steamers Cruises on Lake Ullswater, Laithwaite's wine tasting demonstrations, Mackays marmalade tasting, over 200 competition marmalades to taste with freshly made toast served by The Girl Guides, meet the WI judges, Marmalade shop including Artisan Award Winners. Over 1500 competition marmalades on display in the downstairs rooms of Dalemain Mansion (entry included in ticket) NEW: Marmalade Run on the Saturday morning! Refreshments hot food, home-made soup, cakes and of course marmalade and more marmalade in the beautiful surroundings of Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. Please do join us for this truly International & Lovely Festival and help raise money for Charity!
For details of the Festival Programme of Events (Demonstrations in the large Private Kitchen at Dalemain) including Dan Lepard's Bread Making Workshop please see the PROGRAMME OF EVENTS.
DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS
The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely at this time of year with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only.
The Festival is a charitable event and the beneficiaries of the Marmalade Awards & Festival 2014 are Hospice at Home (Carlisle & North Lakeland), Action Medical Research & Marie Curie in Scotland. Last year those golden pots of marmalade raised £23,441.24.
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How it all began
Marmalade has been made and served at Dalemain for hundreds of years. From the 18th Century there was a very good citrus market in Carlisle where oranges could be purchased although originally the marmalade for the house was made with quince and the archive holds a number of recipe books from this period.
For the past eight years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map.
From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and in 2012, nearly, 1,800 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.