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:


Owing to the current UK lockdown we have had to delay the marmalade judging for the safety of all participants. Therefore, there will be no results announced in March, although we will be celebrating the start of National Marmalade Week on 13th March with an online event and we very much hope you will join us!


20th June – The 2021 Marmalade Awards results will be announced! The Double Gold Best in Show winner will be announced, as will all category winners and Artisan winners. This announcement will take place in conjunction with our annual Plant Fair, and there will be marmalade for sale, children’s activities, talks, lectures and a variety of stalls and nurseries!

Please note that this will be an OUTSIDE event, and sadly there will not be marmalade displays in the mansion this year.


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