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The World's Original Marmalade Festival in Cumbria

Saturday 22 April 2023

Penrith & Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria will be celebrating marmalade in all its brilliance on 22 April. There will be demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire you to take marmalade into your heart.

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marmalade festival sign and display

Dalemain mansion & historic gardens

Dalemain remains the heart of the Awards, with the ceremony taking place on Saturday 22 April at 10am in the central marquee. Judging takes place from 11 February with entrants from all round the world. There will be one homemade marmalade maker to take the accolade of ‘2023 Best in Show’ and have the chance to see their marmalade co-branded and sold by Fortnum & Mason.

Dalemain will be open with a full display of all the marmalade entries in the state rooms, as well as hundreds of Artisan marmalades from all over the world available to taste, Marmalade demonstrations, Question Times with the experts and an array of marmalade inspired delicious food in the Great Barn and Medieval Hall Tearoom.

Dalemain best in show cup marmalade festival

Try your hand at juggling in our workshops going on all day for grownups and children and Paddington Bear will also be making an appearance.

Parking will be available on the day at the Dalemain estate.

marmalade awards 2017