Summer Guide: Foodaroo hits the streets on June 25
MIDDLEBURY — The eighth annual Foodaroo festival returns to Middlebury Sunday, June 25, from 4-8 p.m. in the Marble Works, overlooking the falls.
Presented by Middlebury Underground (MUD), Foodaroo is a family-friendly festival that celebrates Vermont’s culinary artisans and beverage makers, with an emphasis on vendors and farms from Addison and Chittenden counties.
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, street performers, kids’ activities, baking competitions and much more
Foodaroo 8 will feature all-time festival favorites, as well as newcomers, providing a delicious taste of the farm-to-table lifestyle that is a hallmark of our state. Food and beverage vendors include: American Flatbread; Church Street Cheesesteaks; Crooked Ladle Catering; Evolution Kitchen; Glory Burgers; Mexico in Vermont; Rollin’ Rooster; Thai at Home; Steven’s Farmstead; Lulu Ice Cream; So-Full Sisters; Taste of Abyssinia (Ethiopian!); Shiretown’s BBQ; The Giving Fridge; Maudette Poutine; Luiza’s Homemade with Love (Pierogi!); Juice Amour; Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream; Shacksbury; Aqua ViTea Kombucha; Stone Leaf Tea House and more.
Beer, wine, hard cider and summer cocktails will be offered at two American Flatbread bars, plus sampling from other alcoholic and nonalcoholic vendors.
A FEAST FOR ALL SENSES
Foodaroo is about food and performance that exhilarates and engages all ages. This year’s festival is proud to welcome two internationally celebrated street performer acts: Alakazam the Human Knot, a contortionist who Bruce Springsteen called: “The greatest street performer I’ve ever seen.” And Snap Boogie, of America’s Got Talent and NBA half-time performer fame, combining high-energy dance and crazy stunts. Live music kicks off with Hip-Hop DJ sensation Serena Kim (who DJ’d the Yankees’ third World Series victory party), and later stars Vermont’s premier party band The Grift — all emceed by WVTK’s Bruce Zeman of Bruce and Hobbes.
TWO KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKING CONTESTS – FOR KIDS & ADULTS!
Foodaroo will host a King Arthur Flour baking contest — joining the ranks of about 180 fairs and festivals nationwide that offer these exciting competitions. For more information, visit: www.middunderground.org/kingarthur.
Entry fee for Foodaroo is $5 cash. Kids 12 and younger are free. Food and beverages available to purchase. Foodaroo will donate a portion of proceeds to The Giving Fridge, a community organization dedicated to offering free and subsidized meals purchased from local restaurants and made with ingredients from local farms and producers.
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