This Saturday is going to be a big one in downtown Middlebury.
Foolaroo, a free community-wide celebration, will feature world-class circus arts performers, live music, sidewalk sales, Middlebury Money giveaways, and free offerings and activities from Neighbors, Together. This event, produced by many partners, culminates the multi-year Middlebury rail-bridge construction project, and signals the rebirth of our downtown.
Foolaroo is a new twist on Foodaroo, the food truck festival that ran for five years in downtown Middlebury before the pandemic. This year, in lieu of food trucks, attendees are encouraged to support local restaurants as they rebound from COVID and construction.
Here’s what to expect:
1:00-1:45pm, Town Green, The Real McCoy Show (pictured above), international stunt comedy with a hard hat.
2:00-2:45pm, College Park (across from Shafers), Cate Great, gravity-defying, high-end circus comedy.
3:00-3:45pm, Marble Works, Snap Boogie, America’s Got Talent & NBA half-time performer combining high-energy dance & crazy stunts.
3:50-4:00 pm, Marble Works, Rachel Schiffer, stunning wire walker, gymnast, aerialist, and acrobatic flyer.
4:00-5:00pm, Marble Works, Atom & The Orbits 7-piece dance band playing modern rock & roll.
Downtown Giveaways & Activities! Through construction and COVID, Neighbors, Together businesses and organizations banded together to create activities and promotions driving economic activity and community vitality. At Foolaroo, Neighbors, Together partners will sponsor FREE activities, treats, and surprises!
Spin a “Wheel of Fortune” to win Middlebury Money, enjoy sidewalk sales and store promotions, thanks to the Better Middlebury Partnership. Enjoy giant lawn games, huge bubbles, a tie dye station, dunk tank, free ice cream, popsicles, hot dogs, lemonade, watermelon, popcorn and more! These offerings are courtesy of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, Addison Central, Downtown Improvement District Commission, Ilsley Library, Middlebury College, Middlebury Parks & Recreation, National Bank of Middlebury, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Town of Middlebury, Tri-Valley Transit, and Porter Hospital, which will offer a vaccination station.
And There’s More! Meet the winning Kickstart Middlebury businesses from 1-4pm under the big tent at the Marble Works. Check out Edgewater Gallery’s Plein Air Painting pop up. Experience interactive activities from Vermont Children’s Museum and Find Your Wings.