About the festival…

GVRen Cast Photo - 2015
GVRen Cast photo, 2015. Photo courtesy of MIGeekScene

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 2015 marked the 20th 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.

Interested in attending?  The 21st annual festival takes place on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University (beneath the clock tower) on October 1 and 2 starting at 10 am and running until 7PM on Saturday and 5PM on Sunday.

Interested in joining?  Club meetings take place in Kirkhof Center on Tuesday evenings from 8-10PM.  Check out our Facebook page (Rennie Central!) for room details.