8th Annual Summer Celebration of
Vermont Food, Beverages, Buskers, Bakers and Music
Sunday, June 25, 2023, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Middlebury’s Historic Marble Works; River Front Park, Outside 137 Maple St. Middlebury, VT 05753
Middlebury, VT, May 19, 2023—On Sunday, June 25, the eighth-annual Foodaroo festival comes to Middlebury’s Historic Marble Works District 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 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, street performers, kids’ activities, baking competitions and much more. Cover $5 (cash). Kids 12 and under FREE. Food and beverages available to purchase. Foodaroo is proud to 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.
TASTE VERMONT: 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 is honored to 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, please visit: www.middunderground.org/kingarthur.
Foodaroo is brought to you by Middlebury UndergrounD (MUD), and is sponsored by the Marble Works Partnership, American Flatbread, the Addison County Independent, WVTK, Shacksbury, the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Village Health, J.P. Carrara & Sons, IPJ Real Estate, r.k. Miles, Fidium Fiber, Vermont Gas Systems, Middlebury College, the Better Middlebury Partnership and other contributors. General admission is $5 cash, with kids 12 and under FREE. Food can be purchased directly from vendors on the day of the event.
Middlebury UndergrounD (MUD) is a 501(c)(3) multidisciplinary arts and event production organization seeking to bring the diverse cross-sections of our community together around unique, shared experiences.