Mandurah Crab Fest chasing back-to-back tourism award


Mandurah’s signature annual event is once again a finalist in the 2017 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards.

Western Australia’s biggest free regional event, is in the running for the top prize in the Major Festivals and Events category.

Crab Fest took out gold in the last awards which are hosted by the Tourism Council of WA.

The event went on to claim Bronze in the Major Festivals and Events category at a national level as part of the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards against a field of strong contenders, with the Australian Grand Prix claiming Silver and Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers taking home the Gold.

Mayor Marina Vergone said she was extremely proud of the Mandurah Crab Fest for making it into finalist position once again.

“The Mandurah Crab Fest is embraced and loved by our local businesses, community and beyond, and this finalist status is something we can all be proud of.

"Congratulations to all involved and let’s see Mandurah come home with the top prize.”

The awards will be announced at a gala dinner at Crown Perth on November 11.

Crab Fest is Mandurah’s signature annual tourism event, with an average yearly attendance of more than 100,000 local, intrastate, interstate and international visitors.

Showcasing the best food and entertainment the Peel Region offers, this year the free, two-day festival included 56 hours of entertainment across five stages, giant sand sculptures, celebrities, unique dining experiences, waterway activations and Mandurah’s famous Blue Manna crabs.

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