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Pay a visit to majestic Cumbria for an unforgettable weekend this March. Dalemain Mansion & Penrith town centre are gearing up for a weekend of Marmalade celebrations for anyone who loves marmalade, festivals or a good day out! 

The 2018 Marmalade competition is now OPEN, and we are looking forward to selecting our winners. The competition will close on 9th February and the winners will be announced at the Award ceremony on Saturday 17th March, launching a weekend of celebrations at Dalemain Mansion, home of the Awards, and the local town Penrith, which will be ‘Going Orange’.


jason-the-juggling-jester-john-france-1485532563Saturday 17th March, 10am – 4pm

Marmalade, bears and all things orange… put a date in your diary for Saturday 17 March, as Penrith celebrates the World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival.

Penrith Goes Orange is a FREE event that sees the town centre festooned in this brightest of hues and fizzing with market stalls, music and entertainment. It’s quite simply the stickiest day out in Cumbria – for humans and bears alike!

This event gives you a glowing opportunity to taste and buy marmalades from some of the country’s best producers, along with quality artisan foods and crafts.

The event will also raise funds for the Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, with lots of opportunities throughout the day for the public to support this much-loved local charity

The town will be bursting with street entertainers, magicians, musicians, dancers and storytelling, with special activities for bears, too. Pay a visit and see the Artisan market, secret marmalade trail, teddy bear zip-wire, storytelling sessions, Jason the Juggling Jester, Salsa dancing and much more!

For more information visit PENRITH GOES ORANGE or click here to follow the event on twitter.


Saturday 17th March

At the heart of the Festival is Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, where over 2,000 homemade competition Marmalades will be on display in the state rooms in all their glory and the best artisan Marmalades in the world will be available to taste for FREE and to buy. The International Awards Ceremony to Winners will take place at Dalemain on Saturday 17th March. Join us for cookery demonstrations with esteemed chefs, Marmalade Question Times with speakers including Pam ‘the Jam’ Corbin, Dan Lepard and long-standing Awards patron Michael Perry, musical entertainment and more. Entry to the House to see the marmalades is £5.00, and free for children.

CLICK HERE for further information.