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Food & Dining

  • Written by Nadine Heinen


With a long history of offering unique food experiences for all ages and tastes and this year's event is set to be no different.

The main festival, on March 18 and 19, is free to attend all weekend long and this year a number of unique ticketed food experiences are available to enjoy.

On Friday evening, guests can experience the Dinner Under The Stars with Fervor, an event providing a unique Australian pop-up dining experience.
Supported by the local Bindjareb Aboriginal elders, diners will be treated to a uniquely Peel Region location steeped in Aboriginal heritage and stories. Patrons will be bussed to the
location and upon arrival, local elders will perform a welcoming ceremony and give diners an insight into the special qualities of the site through storytelling and music. Tickets for this unforgettable indigenous food experience are $195 each and feature an intimate, long table, eight course degustation menu. 

Also on Friday evening, a Progressive Dinner Cruise is on offer. Ticket holders can cruise through Mandurah's stunning waterways and enjoy a mouth-watering progressive dinner from some of the city's finest restaurants. Tickets for the Progressive Dinner Cruise are available now for $120 each.

New to this year's festival, the Crab Boil provides ticket holders the opportunity to get their hands dirty whilst enjoying crabs, prawns, mussels, clams, sweetcorn, potatoes and smoky
sausage in an experience that is popular in the deep south of America. The Crab Boil will take place on Saturday at 6.00pm overlooking the tranquil waters of the Mandurah Ocean Marina. Tickets are $80 each and bookings are essential. 

Festival-goers can also experience pure indulgence at the unique High Tea under the Fig Tree. Mandurah's iconic Moreton Bay Fig Tree will provide an ideal spot for ticket holders to enjoy the high tea whilst taking in the water views and taking a break from the crowds. Building on last year's sold-out high tea, the popular event is now available on both Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm within a beautiful marquee setting under the historic tree at Stingray
Point, Mandurah. Tickets are $70 each and bookings are essential. 

Mayor Vergone said the Crab Fest weekend was a celebration of local produce and flavours, in particular the popular Blue Manna crabs. “Over 120,000 local, national and international visitors are expected to head to Mandurah for Crab Fest which shows-off our great city, stunning waterways and local produce,” she said.

For details on Western Australia's largest free regional event, visit www.crabfest.com.au.

Crab Fest is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

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