Marmalade Festival 2019

The Marmalade Festival will be returning on Saturday 16th 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 for a weekend of marmalade celebrations with demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart. Penrith Goes Orange will also be making a comeback in Penrith Town Centre on 16th March 2019, with further details being published closer to the time.

The 2018 Marmalade Festival was a great success, despite the snowy weather! Thank you to everyone who visited us at Dalemain Mansion, and also to those who took part in the Penrith Goes Orange festivities. Below are some photos from the weekend:

Tasting lots of delicious marmalade in the Artisan Barn

2018 Double Gold Winner, Janice Miners, with her G&G Marmalade

The Marmalade Altar



Dalemain remains the heart of the Awards, with the Awards Ceremony taking place on Saturday 16th March at 10am in front of the house. See which homemade marmalade maker has won the accolade of ‘Double Gold Winner 2019’, and taste their award-winning marmalade, co-branded and sold by leading grocer Fortnum & Mason.

The Mansion 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 Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

The Mansion will also be open on Sunday 17th March 2019 for more marmalade goodness!




Penrith Goes Orange will take place in Penrith town centre on Saturday 16th March. The whole town is preparing to go marmalade mad, with food markets, music and entertainment, including magicians, musicians, dancing and storytelling, as well as a visit from everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear! Visitors will also find quirky activities such as a teddy bear zip line, a marmalade trail and a whole host of orange windows, with special orange offers from lots of local residents!





Please 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 £200,000 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: