A Festival of all things Marmalade
The 2018 Australian Festival of Marmalade celebrates the winners of the Australian Marmalade Competition and all things citrus. Come and enjoy Spring in the beautiful grounds of Beaumont House, which will be transformed into a citrus paradise, offering citrus plants for sale, information on Riverland citrus, how to grow citrus and practical demonstrations of cooking with citrus.
Visit the dining room of Beaumont House and see the amazing range of marmalades entered into this year’s competition and attend the presentation of the 2018 Australian Marmalade Awards by our major patron, Jane Hasell-McCosh, of Dalemain Estate, Cumbria, in the United Kingdom, inventor and presenter of the incredibly successful World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival UK for over twelve years.
Under marquee cover Riverland citrus guru, Ian Tolley OAM, will talk on how to grow citrus in our own backyards, including some unusual varieties, and will answer all your citrus questions. Culinary Historian, and one of our judges, Allison Reynolds, will give a presentation on Top Tips for marmalade making. There will also be a demonstration of the marmalade making process on hand.
The GOLD winners will be announced at 1.30pm on Sunday and presented with their awards by Jane Hasell-McCosh, of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards UK, and Stephen Downes, Head Cook of Beerenberg.
Pick up a copy of our map and program at the gate, so you don’t miss any of the action!
We have plenty of refreshments to keep you fed and watered during the day. Food-truck Retro Refresh will serve lunch and you will find some of their offerings have a citrus theme.
Red Robin will keep the caffeine rolling and the National Trust cafe on the veranda of Beaumont House will serve Devonshire teas with a Twist, warm muffins with marmalade, citrus cake, plus a further selection of unique home-baked items!
You will be able to taste and buy a range of artisan marmalade, including the gold award winners, from our stall. Also on offer are citrus-themed produce and crafts, freshly squeezed orange juice, kumquat produce from ‘The Kumquaterie’, recipe books and citrus plants. You can also enter our competition to win a marmalade gift-pack before you leave.
Cost: Adults $10, Concession $8, NTSA members $5, competition entrants and children 15 and under free
11am Gates open
11.30 Presentation by Allison Reynolds, Culinary Historian: ‘Top Tips for marmalade makers’
12pm Cookery demonstration: techniques for making marmalade
12.30pm Presentation on Citrus by Ian Tolley, OAM
1.30pm Presentation of the 2018 Marmalade Awards
2pm Scottish Fiddle Society performance
2.30pm Presentation by Allison Reynolds, Culinary Historian: ‘Top Tips for marmalade makers’
3pm Cookery demonstration: techniques for making marmalade
3.45pm Presentation on Citrus by Ian Tolley, OAM
5pm Festival closes