Summer Guide: Foodaroo hits the streets on June 25

TASTE THE BEST of what Chittenden and Addison counties have to offer at this year’s Foodaroo, Sunday, August 13, from 4-8 p.m. in the Marble Works in Middlebury. Photo by Elisabeth Waller

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.


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.


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: 

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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