Kiddie Village

Kiddie Village

Kiddie Village, first known as Kiddie City, made its first appearance in Rainbow at the New Mexico Gathering in 1977. Feather and Wavy Gravy were the main focalizers that first year, though in the following years many different people would take it on (like Swami Mommy in 1979). These folks would generally become focalizers for …

Shut Up and Eat It

Shut Up and Eat It

Shut Up and Eat It was born at the Ocala gathering right before the West Virginia national in 2005. It began when a group of kids got together to provide support for a brother with spina bifida, but eventually turned into a full scale kitchen because “everyone here who’s doing anything awesome has a kitchen.” …

What Time Is It? It’s Tea Time!

What Time Is It? It’s Tea Time!

Tea Time first arrived on the scene at the 1986 Pennsylvania gathering when Rick, Roger, Nothin’ Fancy Dave, Major Tom, King George and Sunny got together to make a tea kitchen. It was just a small, intimate affair back then, and it wasn’t until the subsequent North Carolina gathering that it got its name as …

Instant Soup

Instant Soup

“The Attitude Is Gratitude” Back in 1995, three friends–Summer, Magic, and Rich In Spirit–were sitting together on a hill at the  New Mexico Gathering musing over their future contributions to Rainbow. Up until then they’d been what Rich terms “lazy hippies”–not working much but rather going around the gathering with packages of Ramen noodles and …

About The Kitchens Of Rainbow

About The Kitchens Of Rainbow

This website was created to give a voice to all the long-standing kitchens, bakeries, tea houses, info booths, mud cafes, and performance spaces of the US national rainbow gatherings and the humans that build them, work in them, and love them. After 45 years, Rainbow now has a rich tapestry of hipstory, and these vortexes …