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LATEST PRESS RELEASE & VIDEO: 'The Marmalade Awards & Festival Spreads Orange Rays Across Cumbria as the Tourist Season Opens'

Film maker Matt Sharman lives on the Dalemain Estate, and we were lucky enough to secure his services for this short film showcasing the Marmalade Festival.  Matt said “I’m really pleased to be able to contribute to the festival and its continuing success.  I specialise in remote location film production, whether it’s  farming system initiatives for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Sub-Saharan Africa or documenting mountain expeditions in the Himalaya, so working so close to home, in the lovely Dalemain environment, has been a welcome change!" Matt’s work can be viewed: www.coldhousecollective.com  

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NEW MARMALADE CATEGORY FOR 2016 - YOUNG CHEF'S MARMALADE (16-26yrs)

All trainees up to a commis chef level. If you win, your prize is to work with Executive Chef, Sydney Aldrige at Fortnum&Mason for two days and the opportunity for having your champion recipe served in one of the restaurants at F&M.

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2016 DROP-OFF POINTS ANNOUNCED - Fortum & Mason, London (Marmalade Exchange), Mackays (Marmalade Exchange), Paddington Bear Shop at Paddington Station & Patteson's Glass + more.....

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A Marmalade 'Run' & 'Peel of Bells’ launches National Marmalade Week on Sun 28 Feb - Sun 6th Mar 2015. Calling all Runners & Campanologists!

A Marmalade 'Run' and a Marmalade 'Peel of Bells’ will launch National Marmalade Week and Paddington Bear will start the race from the Dalemain Estate and a 'Peel of Bells' will resound around the country starting 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, have a family marmalade making day, wear something orange and to help raise money for charity.

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WHY NOT ENTER THE MARMALADE RUN! SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2016

Join in the Marmalade Awards & Festival Celebrations and enter The Marmalade Trail Running Race, a 10k event that takes place on Sunday 28th February 2016, 09:30am from the Dalemain Estate.

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The World's Original Marmalade Awards Winners 2015

See who made the World's Best Marmalades in 2015 and congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much for entering.

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WINNERS PRESS RELEASE 2015: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned 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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NEXT YEAR'S DATES ANNOUNCED - FOR AWARDS & FESTIVAL 2016

Marmalade Headquarters are pleased to announce that next year's World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016.  THE DEADLINE FOR ALL MARMALADE ENTRIES WILL BE SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2016. We are very pleased to announce that Paddington is confirmed to star again in 2016 at Dalemain Marmalade Festival.  We would like to thank Paddington, Mackays and Fortnum & Mason for their continued support as the principal sponsors.  

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THE MARMALASHES RESULTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015!

The Australian 1st team were beaten by 202 runs by the British Team to 197 runs. The Australian Village Team (2nd Team) against participants in the Cumbria Team (2nd Team) and were pipped to the post by 185 runs to 183 runs.

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The Girl Guides have been supporters of the Awards & Festival for eleven years

 Festival supporters for the last eleven years, read a bit about what the Guides do.  The Girl Guides will have a FREE children's craft Tent in Penrith on Saturday 19th March as part of the Marmalade Festival

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The Dalemain Marmalade Festival 2016

The 2016 World's Original Marmalade Festival in its second decade is getting bigger and will be celebrated across three locations Dalemain, Rheged & Penrith

NEW DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2016

 10am to 4.30pm

FREE 'ORANGE EXPRESS' SHUTTLE BUSES BOTH DAYS THROUGHOUT THE DAY BETWEEN THE THREE VENUES OR PARK AT ONE OF THE VENUES AND TAKE THE BUS TO THE OTHER VENUES OR PLEASE USE YOUR CAR.

***Please click on this link to view the NEW Marmalade Festival Leaflet***

DALEMAIN:  At the heart of the Festival is Dalemain, where over 1,500 homemade competition Marmalades will be on display in the state rooms in all their glory and all the best artisan Marmalades in the world will be available to taste for FREE and to buy, and of course Paddington will be there. The International Awards Ceremony to Winners will take place at Dalemain on Saturday 19th March at 10.30am.  Entry £5 adults, Children FREE and includes entry to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens normally £11.50.

ULLSWATER STEAMERS - MARMALADE MADNESS ON LAKE ULLSWATER - Sat 19th & Sun 20th March
Ullswater Steamers 'Marmalade Madness' helping to celebrate The World's Original Dalemain Marmalade festival on the 19th & 20th March. Free travel on the 9.45 sailings when you bring a full jar of marmalade! Enjoy complimentary toast on-board, collect your entry offer voucher for the Festival weekend at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. Marmalade is donated to the Salvation Army. Dogs welcome.

PENRITH will GO ORANGE on Saturday 19 March, with an Artisan Market, family activities including storytelling, FREE crafts for children in the Girl Guides Tent and chef's cookery demonstrations, Mackays marmalade tasting, Pattesons glass and Shops around the town centre will also enter into the spirit of the Festival with special 'Orange' offers and lots more going on.  FREE entry.

AT RHEGED on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a range of Marmalade themed activities from a two day Marvellous Makers Market, to the Paddington Film on the big cinema screen, a children’s cookery school, make your own clay bear, art in a marmalade jar, craft acitivities, interactive storytelling, a Paddington inspired tea party and specially themed street theatre.  FREE entry.

FREE 'ORANGE EXPRESS' SHUTTLE BUSES BOTH DAYS THROUGHOUT THE DAY BETWEEN THE THREE VENUES OR PARK AT ONE OF THE VENUES AND TAKE THE BUS TO THE OTHER VENUES OR PLEASE USE YOUR CAR.


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 worldwide release of his movie, sales of marmalade have increased both at home and abroad.  The movie, 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.”

 

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-stay
 
www.ullswater.com

 

NEAREST TRAIN STATION

The 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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