Pete Evans announced as culinary ambassador for Crab Fest 2020

Excitement is building ahead of this year's Crab Fest, with the event set to showcase everything great about Mandurah on March 14 and 15.

Crab Fest is WA's biggest free regional festival, showcasing two days of amazing food, entertainment and activities while celebrating local produce from around the Peel region.

Internationally renowned chef, restauranteur and television presenter Pete Evans will join the festivities this year, as the event's culinary ambassador.

Evans has been co-host and judge of My Kitchen Rules for 11 seasons and is also an entrepreneur, author, and documentary producer with a passion for food and a healthy lifestyle which inspires individuals and families around the world.

The award-winning festival celebrates Mandurah's iconic blue manna crab, and if you are a seafood lover you won't be disappointed.

A delicious range of unique food experiences will be on offer, including fresh and cooked crabs, crab inspired dishes and mouth-watering seafood.

If seafood doesn't 'float your boat' then don't despair, this foodies paradise will serve up a diverse range of fresh and authentic dishes.

Other highlights of the weekend festival include a dedicated cooking stage hosted by WA's food ambassador, Chef Don Hancey, with Evans, local chefs and TV personalities providing live cooking demonstrations and tastings across the weekend.

The Crab Fest music stage will again be home to a number of amazing acts featuring high profile bands and local musicians, with an exciting announcement regarding Sunday afternoon's headliner coming soon.

A Saturday evening sundowner will precede a spectacular fireworks display over the water and a fully dedicated children's area will be home to a number of children's activities.

Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams said Crab Fest, which was recently inducted into the WA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, is an integral part of WA's annual event calendar.

"Crab Fest is our signature festival, which truly celebrates and highlights all that is great about Mandurah, from our amazing waterways, local produce, and our friendly people," he said.

"Crab Fest is now in its 22nd year, and has proven time and time again to be a much loved event not only for our community, but for visitors from around the country and even the world."

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