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THE WORLD'S ORIGINAL MARMALADE AWARDS WINNERS 2013Here are the details of entrants who won an award.
WORLD’S BEST MARMALADE MAKERS CROWNEDA retired micro-biologist from Brighton and an artisan preserves maker from a rural corner of the Czech Republic have been crowned the world’s best marmalade makers at this weekend’s World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.
National Marmalade Week (2 March - 9 March)We're delighted to announce we'll be running another National Marmalade Week (2 March - 9 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 2013
The Awards & Festival will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2013 - 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 including a Food Fair, Speciality Foods, Lectures & Workshops in the Festival Tent, Crafts, Live Peruvian Music, Paddington Bear, Children's Activities including marmalade making, book readings & a treasure hunt in the gardens, Llama Karma Kafe with their Llamas & Peruvian Gifts, Laithwaite's wine tasting, 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 award winners. Refreshments including Cumberland sausage & marmalade, marmalade mulled wine & plenty of hot food, home-made soup, cakes and of course marmalade and more marmalade in the beautiful surroundings of Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens.
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 2013 are Hospice at Home (Carlisle & North Lakeland) and Action Medical Research. So far we have raised over £90,000 for Hospice at Home.
For details of the Festival Programme of Events (Lectures & Demonstrations in the Festival Tent) including Dan Lepard's Bread Making Workshop please see the PROGRAMME OF EVENTS.
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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 seven 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.