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NEXT YEAR'S DATES ANNOUNCED - FOR AWARDS & FESTIVAL 2016Marmalade 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 2015. We are very pleased to announce that Paddington is confirmed to star again in 2016 at Dalemain Marmalade Festival. Thanks to author Michael Bond it has been announced that the World Original Marmalade Awards and Festival in 2016 will feature Paddington again. Plans for the 2016 Festival are now being finalised with a closer partnership with Penrith retailers planned and events taking place at new venues in the area including Dalemain Marmalde Rooms, Penrith Goes Orange and Rheged. Dates to be announced very soon.......please watch this space.
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.
The World's Original Marmalade Awards Winners 2015Congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much for entering.
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: World’s Best Marmalade Makers Crowned at 2015 Marmalade FestivalWINNING MARMALADE MAKERS MORE INVENTIVE THAN EVER THE CLANS HAVE BEEN STIRRED; SCOTLAND BRINGS HOME A JOINT DOUBLE GOLD AWARD
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”
‘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.
The Girl Guides have been supporters of the Awards & Festival for ten yearsFestival supporters for the last ten years, read a bit about what the Guides do.
OCTOBER MARMALADE BLOG - Marmalade Jane goes down underAustralia 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.
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.
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 were held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015
Please click on the image below for a map of what happened at this years Festival.
CHARITY the whole of your entry fee went 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 have raised even more money for such a vital cause.
Sponsored by Fortnum & Mason, Paddington Bear and Mackays
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-stay & www.ullswater.com. 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.