GVSU Grand Valley Renaissance Festival

The shire of Duchy of Grand Valley recreating Renaissance (circa 1300-1650) since 1995.

2015 Dates

2015-10-03 - 2015-10-04 Oct 03 - Oct 04
10am - 7pm (dusk)


All Ages FREE
Parking : FREE


Booths: 35
Stages: 2
Food: Y
Ale: N
Errors? Please Submit a Correction. (Updated 2015-09-15)


Come one, come all, to the ONLY FREE FAIRE that Michigan has to offer! See period performers, live steel fighting, merchants and food vendors, plus the student cast! The Duchy of Grand Valley, along with all its merchants and entertainers, invites you to join them in the fall for a festival that will surely become a yearly tradition for you! Rain or Shine! Family Friendly!

Weekly meetings in the Kirkhof Center on GVSU's Allendale Campus. Website not always up-to-date, see "gvren" on Facebook.

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Clock Tower Plaza at GVSU
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, Michigan


On the lawn under the Cook Carillon Tower and surrounding Kirkhof Center, Campus Drive N at Campus Drive W; From Grand Rapids, go W on I-96 to I-196. Take the exit for Lake Michigan Boulevard towards GVSU. Follow Lake Michigan Boulevard about 15 miles. Turn L into GVSU on Campus Drive. Follow for about 1/2 mile. Park in any lots marked Unrestricted Parking (e.g. Lot C).

Faire Rules

Firearms not permitted. Blades must be kept sheathed and peace-tied.
No alcohol sold or permitted.
No pets.


GVSU Renaissance Festival
1 Campus Dr, 008 Kirkhof Center
Allendale, MI 49401-9401
E: gvren_rep@yahoo.com