The 2018 Australian Festival of Marmalade is here!

The third annual Australian Marmalade Festival kicks off this Sunday 7 October at Beaumont House from 11am to 5pm with an event  showcasing all things citrus and marmalade!

Last week a team of judges spent two days tasting nearly 300 jars of marmalade to find the champion marmalade maker in the home-made and artisan categories.  Come along on Sunday to find out who makes the best marmalade in Australia!

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.

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.


Festival Program

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