Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Welcome to the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

Accepting Applications for participation in the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade

Organizations, businesses, or individuals who wish to enter a float into the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival parade are invited to enter an application between now and April 20. The SMSF parade will be held on April 26, 2014 starting at 2:30 p.m. and is the grand finale for the weekend-long festival.

The parade will follow a route which begins on Federal Road, runs down Wright Avenue, and then south on Chippewa Street. The application form can be downloaded here. Contact parade chair Clif Lehner at (989) 506-5728 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Download a parade application

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Join Us April 23 - 26, 2015

pancake stackThe Festival is held the last full week of April each year. During Syrup Festival week there are numerous garage & yard sales.

Thursday night is our annual Carnival "Buddy Nite". We start the Carnival with buy one ride band and get a second ride band for half price. The Carnival rides open at 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to celebrating the our 57th Annual Maple Syrup Festival with you! 

The Village of Shepherd is located West of US 127 between Alma/St. Louis to the South and Mt. Pleasant to the North. Google Map. You may want a copy of the Village Map with event locations.

Local Syrup Merchants

GalPlastic-225x300Delicious Shepherd Maple Syrup is available at the following local merchants:

  • Blodgett Shell & McDonalds - Wright Avenue, Shepherd
  • Mitchell's Deli - Wright Avenue, Shepherd
  • Ric’s Food Center – Mission Street, Mt. Pleasant
  • Shepherd Bar & Restaurant – Wright Avenue, Shepherd
  • Shepherd Elevator – Wright Avenue, Shepherd
  • Shepherd Four Seasons Floral - Wright Avenue, Shepherd
  • The Hair Razor (John’s Barbershop)- Wright Avenue, Shepherd

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Thank You To Our Sponsor...

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