Crab Fest better than ever


Gorgeous food is a highlight of the Mandurah Crab Fest.
Gorgeous food is a highlight of the Mandurah Crab Fest.

Thousands of local, national and international visitors are expected to make their way to the heart of Mandurah for the City’s signature annual two-day festival.

The inaugural Crab Fest was held in 1999 on the western foreshore and replaced the Kanyana Festival, which ran from 1966 to 1988.

In 2001, Crab Fest moved to the eastern foreshore to allow for better connection with the business community and transport.

The finishing touches are being made to a stellar festival line-up, including a huge range of food experiences, entertainment, art, market stalls, community projects and fun for the whole family.

In 2011, the Good Guys Cooking Stage was introduced and along with an increase in celebrities, thanks to a long-term partnership with Channel Seven, resulted in more than 100,000 visitors for the first time.

Since then, the food and dining element has grown and now includes a long table lunch, wine and cheese tastings and barista competitions.

Some new food experiences have been introduced this year, including a progressive dinner cruise and high tea under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

Other attractions include live entertainment across three main stages and two secondary stages, cooking classes and demonstrations, a children’s dress up competition, art workshops, an en plein air competition, licensed bar areas, youth activities and a fireworks display.