Monday, 20 January 2020

The excitement is building for Mandurah’s award-winning event, the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest, which will showcase everything that is great about the City on March 14 and 15 with a huge range of experiences for all to enjoy.

Crab Fest is WA’s biggest free regional festival, showcasing two days of amazing food, entertainment and activities while celebrating local produce from around the Peel region.

Internationally renowned chef, restaurateur and television presenter Pete Evans will join the Crab Fest experience as this year’s culinary ambassador. Evans has been co-host and judge of My Kitchen Rules for 11 seasons.

Evans, also an entrepreneur, author, and documentary producer, has a passion for food and a healthy lifestyle which inspires individuals and families around the world.

Pete’s career spans professional kitchens, where he can be found cooking and consulting on new restaurants, menus and concepts, and working with mainstream media on numerous television and film appearances.

The award-winning festival celebrates Mandurah’s iconic Blue Manna Crab, and if you are a seafood lover you won’t be disappointed. A delicious range of unique food experiences will be on offer, including fresh and cooked crabs, crab inspired dishes and mouth-watering seafood. If seafood doesn’t ‘float your boat’ then don’t despair, this foodies paradise will serve up a diverse range of fresh and authentic dishes designed to be enjoyed in true Mandurah fashion - alfresco style.

Other highlights of the weekend festival include a dedicated cooking stage hosted by WA’s Food Ambassador, Chef Don Hancey, with Pete Evans, local chefs and TV personalities providing live cooking demonstrations and tastings across the weekend.

The Crab Fest music stage will again be home to a number of amazing acts featuring high profile bands and local musicians, with an exciting announcement regarding Sunday afternoon’s headliner coming soon.

There really is something for the whole family all weekend. A Saturday evening sundowner will precede a spectacular fireworks display over the stunning Mandurah waterways and a fully dedicated children’s area will be home to a number of free and exciting children’s activities and entertainment.

Each year, Crab Fest attracts more than 100,000 local, national and international visitors to the city, all keen to get a taste of what Mandurah has to offer.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said Crab Fest, which was recently inducted into the WA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, is an integral part of WA’s annual event calendar.

“Crab Fest is our signature festival which truly celebrates and highlights all that is great about Mandurah, from our amazing waterways, local produce, and our friendly people,” Mayor Williams said.

“Crab Fest is now in its 22nd year, and has proven time and time again to be a much-loved event not only for our community, but for visitors from around the country and even the world.”

Crab Fest was inducted into the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame late last year, claiming the prestigious title after winning Gold in the Major Festivals and Events category for three consecutive years (2016-2018).

The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

 

For all the latest information on Crab Fest go to www.crabfest.com.au or watch the YouTube video at https://youtu.be/vAdydPXDYM4