Foodaroo to feature food trucks, music and more

Listening to music during the summer you often get the added benefit of getting to be outside while you soak up the sounds. In Middlebury’s Marble Works district this Sunday you can get an additional bonus of good food to munch on while listening to music in the fresh air. Add in a few more goodies and it’s starting to sound like a festival. And that’s just what it is — the 4th Annual Foodaroo Festival will take place a beautiful spot overlooking the Otter Creek falls this Sunday, June 24, 4-8 p.m.
Produced by Middlebury UndergrounD (we call it “MUD”), Foodaroo 2018 is a family-friendly festival that celebrates Vermont’s culinary artisans and beverage makers, with an emphasis on Addison and Chittenden county vendors and farms. From food trucks to brick-and-mortar operations, this event is dedicated to showcasing creative, farm fresh cuisine. Attendees taste their way through the festival while enjoying leading local bands, internationally acclaimed street performers, kids activities, a fortuneteller, baking competitions and much more. The cover charge is $3, but kids 12 and younger get in absolutely free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Foodaroo 2018 will features the familiar foods and the brand new flavors to provide a delicious taste of the farm-to-table lifestyle that is a hallmark of our state. Among the more than two dozen food and beverage vendors lined up The Skinny Pancake; Taco Truck All Stars; BTV Ethiopian; Thai @ Home; Broccoli Bar and LuLu. New this year, organizers said they will offer a format for you to taste your way through the festival by enjoying a small bite for a modest price from a variety of vendors — or simply go all in and enjoy full portions of decadent dishes.
Craft beverage makers Woodchuck Cider, Stonecutter Spirits, WhistlePig Whiskey, Halyard Brewing and Drop-In Brewing will offer drinks for those 21 and older.
Back to the music part: Foodaroo goes beyond just eating, and is a feast for all the senses with performance that exhilarate and engage all ages. The Grift will rock a specially designed performance, including an appearance by special guest star Laura Thomas. This year’s festival welcomes internationally acclaimed identical twin street performers the Kif-Kif Sisters, a hilarious vaudeville-style duo. Plus a fortuneteller will unveil great mysteries and keep an eye out for fire, interactive games, activities, raffles and creative pop-ups.
To top it all off, there will be two King Arthur Flour Baking Competitions this year — one for children and one for adults. For contest rules, prizes and to enter go to middunderground.org/kingarthur. A Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op kids’ cooking class will also feature beloved local chef Suzanne Young from Mary Johnson Children’s Center.

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