Get Ya Claws Out – Crab Fest Returns To Mandurah This Weekend

byBlake Kelleway
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Over the past few decades Mandurah has made a name for itself thanks to many things, but their delicious – and abundant – blue manna crabs would have to be up there.

And this weekend sees the annual celebration of the seafood delicacy (and Mandurah as a whole, of course) with the return of Crab Fest.

It’s the largest free regional event in our state, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year for a massive weekend showcasing everything Mandurah has to offer.

Indeed it’s a jam-packed program of fresh food, live music and entertainment, kids activities, competitions, cooking demos, celebrity stop-ins and water-based wonders for people of all ages.

The huge Cooking Stage plays host to a kitchen-load of chefs and celebrities, including MKR’s Pete Evans, WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey, Swan Valley star chef Caroline Taylor and the “fish whisperer” Peter Manifis.

This is to go with a wide variety of food truck offerings along with Mandurah’s already established alfresco dining scene.

The massive Music Stage has become a huge drawcard over the past few years, and this year’s lineup is full of local legends, capped off with a headline set from legendary WA outfit Jebediah on the Sunday afternoon.

This festival is for crabs and people only – leave your pets at home.

For a full rundown of what to expect, including the wide range of kids activities and Children’s Stage lineup, head to the Crab Fest WEBSITE.