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The World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival

Location: Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens, Dalemain, Penrith, CA11 0HB

Dates: 16 March 2019 - 17 March 2019

The World’s Original Marmalade Festival will be returning on Saturday 16th March 2019, so put the date in your diaries and get ready to go orange! Join us at Dalemain for a weekend of marmalade celebrations with market stalls in the historic courtyard, cookery demonstrations, talks, entertainment and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart. The Dalemain Festival is supported by Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce, who will be providing Classic Coaches to take visitors between Penrith and Dalemain, as well as organising lots of exciting orange windows and special offers in town. 

We are delighted to be welcoming the festival back to its home, Dalemain Mansion, in March. We have lots of exciting activities in store, with a selection of the finest stalls in the north west, marmalade-mad entertainment including juggling and the ‘Marma-lympics’, singers, lectures and much more. See a human fruit machine, learn how to make marmalade and toast ice cream and find out what makes with world’s worst marmalade with head judge Dan Lepard. As always, we will have hundreds of delicious Artisan marmalades available to taste and buy, with displays of thousands of Homemade Marmalades in the state rooms. 

Please visit the Marmalade Awards website for a full programme of activities - the Festival will take place on Saturday 16th March, and the Mansion will also be open on Sunday 17th March with the full displays of marmalade, tastings, the ‘Marmalashes’ and more. 

All talks, lectures and demonstrations will be available to pre-book online shortly, so watch this space! All proceeds will go directly to Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. 

For more information about the exciting activities planned by Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce, including a Window Dressing Competition, Culinary Bake Off and Marmalade Trail, visit their website

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Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens

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