Pancake Dinners Information

Enjoy a pancake and sausage meal while you are visiting the Village of Shepherd during the festival. Each meal features the chance to taste Shepherd’s own, locally made maple syrup. Pancake and sausage meals are served inside the Shepherd High School cafeteria from Friday until Sunday. For information about Special Groups seating, contact Connie Moeggenborg by phone at (989) 506-0918 or via email at

General Information
3-7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Gluten Free Pancakes
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Meal Prices
Adults — $7
Children 5–12 — $3
Under 5 — Free

Don’t miss this year’s Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

This year, we have a great schedule of events planned for this year’s Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival taking place April 27-30. We will once again offer the events that have become festival staples: Arts & Craft Show, Pancake Dinners, Carnival, Old Car Show, Community Dance, and Tractor Pulls. The Flea Market, an event we introduced last year, will be returning for 2017. A brand-new event we’ve added to the schedule and which will take place on Saturday afternoon is the Demolition Derby. This was very popular during our Party in the Park this past summer, so we’re excited to bring it back to Shepherd for the Festival.

SMSF Festival Parade

General Information
April 30, 2017

Start: 2:30 p.m.

Village of Shepherd/Wright Ave. The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival parade is the grand finale for the weekend-long festival. The parade will be on April 30, 2017 starting at 2:30 p.m.

The parade begins on Wright Ave. starting at Michael Drive, travels east and turns south on Chippewa Street to the Middle School. Special Activities before the ParadeClimb aboard Vehicles

This year several machines and vehicles will be available at 12:30 pm for children to climb aboard.

Flea Market Vendor Fair

Location: Soccer Field, North Second Street. Entrance off N. Second Street or South Shepherd Road

Dates and Times: April 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The flea market will consist of a huge collection of vendors, crafts and distributors of a wide variety of new and used goods, curios and collectibles. There are 30 booths, with no 2 booths offering the same products, so you’ll be sure to find that special treasure or gift. For booth information or an application send email to or call 989-400-3000. Download application Form

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Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival of Quilts

The Festival of Quilts will be held on Saturday, April 29 during the 2017 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival. Community members can submit their quilts, wall hangings, runners, and/or mini-quilts as entries in the festival. Submitted pieces can be recently completed works by local quilters or cherished family heirlooms. The stories that accompany each quilt are always interesting to read. This will not be a judged show but a sharing of handmade items for the pleasure of all viewers. Do you have an unfinished quilting project?

Arts and Craft Show Information



APRIL 28, 29 and 30 2017

Shepherd HIGH School Gym/Aux Gym and Bus Parking Lot – 100 Hall St. Shepherd, MI


Category A: Arts and Crafts = items handcrafted by the entrant and not a business. $40 for 3-day festival (approx. 8’ X 10’), payable in full when application

is returned. Sorry, no refunds.