Mandurah’s signature annual event has once again won the top prize in the Major Festivals and Events category at the 2017 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards.
Mandurah Crab Fest won Gold at Saturday night's awards which are hosted by the Tourism Council of WA.
Winners in 25 categories automatically become finalists in the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, which will be held at Optus Stadium in February, 2018.
Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards celebrate the success of some truly outstanding tourism operations and set a benchmark for all members of the State’s tourism industry.
“The State Government is a proud sponsor of the awards and, on behalf of the Government, I would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them the best of luck for the national awards."
Crab Fest is Mandurah’s signature annual free 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.