About the festival…

The 2022 GV Renaissance Festival has returned! Come celebrate 26 years of fun and fantasy with us.

The Grand Valley State University Renaissance Festival Club (or “GVRen”) was founded in 1995 by four students at Grand Valley State University.  Since that time, it has shrunk and grown as students came and went, with each successive group carrying on the tradition of the founding members–to hold a renaissance festival on campus each year for the enjoyment of club members, the university, and the community of West Michigan and beyond.

The festival in 2022 marks the 26th annual festival, an event that has been joined in the past on the organization’s yearly calendar by the short-lived Yule Market and longer-running Duke’s Ball, among other events.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested in attending?

The 2022 Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8th 10a-7p and Sunday, October 9th 10a-5p, in the Clock Tower Square at the Campus of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Festival is rain or shine, so come despite or because of the weather!  We would love to see you there.

Interested in joining?

Club meetings take place in Kirkhof Center Tuesday evenings from 8:00-10:00PM during the school year, either in Kirkhof Room 1247 or 2201.