March 1 and 2, 2014  —  10th annual World’s Original Marmalade Festival — Dalmain Mansion & Gardens, Cumbria


For the past eight years Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival. 

Over 2,000 jars of marmalade have been entered into this year’s competition, a significant increase from the 50 jars in 2oo5, the first year of the festival. The entries come from all over the world. The winners will be available at Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly in London.

Dalemain now is at the centre of the marmalade map.

We especially enjoy watching the three-minute YouTube video about how to wrap jars of marmalade for posting:

how to pack marmalade

Competition categories: Seville Orange Marmalade, Any Citrus Marmalade, Dark Chunky Marmalade, Bed & Breakfast and Hotel Marmalade, Children’s’ Marmalade, Man-Made Marmalade, Romantic Marmalade for Valentine’s Day.


A dream job — judging marmalade:

marmalade wi judges 1a

March Marmalade two judges

The festival’s market area — selling marmalade and other products:


Click here to get to the festival’s informative and interesting website.

515th anniversary of marmalade imported into England . . . we blogged about this recently . . . click here to read the fascinating background of marmalade in England.