Marmalade Festival 2021



We are delighted to announce that the Marmalade Awards are back for 2021, and we very much hope that we will be able to celebrate with you all at Dalemain Mansion, home of the Marmalade Festival. Our plans for festivities in 2021 are as follows:


As the situation is still so uncertain, we have made the decision that the Awards will be announced in March with a virtual event – we will, if possible, be welcoming the winners to Dalemain where we will announce the results online, with videos of the Awards ceremony. We will also have a number of exciting online events including Q&A sessions, cookery demonstrations and live marmalade judging!


We very much hope circumstances permitting, to hold a marmalade Festival on 20th June in conjunction with our annual Plant Fair. Gold winners will be invited to a Garden party at Dalemain and there will be marmalade tasting, children’s activities, talks, lectures and marmalade magic galore!


We hope to round off a year of marmalade celebrations with more citrus celebrations at our Harvest Festival in September. Watch this space for more information, and we will provide regular updates as we know more!



Please check out our where to stay page or follow these links for recommendations for places to stay during the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.


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 and trains from Glasgow or Edinburgh take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on Virgin Rail.


To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival has raised over £250,000 for charity. Please visit the Charity tab for full information on Hospice at Home Carlisle & the North Lakes.

We are grateful to our wonderful Festival supporters:

Fortnum & Mason