The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival officially kicks off today with a full slate of events. The Flea Market, helicopter rides, and Carnival Rides continue today. In the afternoon, other events like the Pancake Dinners, Bubble Balls, and the Arts & Craft Show will open. Tonight, the day closes with an Emergency Vehicle Parade. Here is a quick run through of today’s activities.
The following is a list of this year’s Princess Pageant winners:
Runner up- Myia Huzzey
Runner up-Karley Hill
Runner up-Erika Sikes
On April 15, Rivers McNeel was selected as the 2017 Maple Syrup Festival Queen. The following is full list. 2017 Maple Syrup Festival Queen: Rivers McNeel
1st Court: Abigail Gould
2nd Court: Katie Powell
As part of the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, competitors will put their bellies to the test on Sunday, April 30 at 9 a.m. when they compete in the Pancake Eating Contest under the tent in front of Shepherd High School. Adam McCann of Midland was the winner last year by eating 15
pancakes in eight minutes. We heard that there will be “royalty representation” at this fun event, so it is one you won’t want to miss! “Everyone is welcome,” says event coordinator Kathy Shepard. “The only thing participants need to bring is an appetite for fresh, hot-off-the-grill pancakes.”
Got some ‘Maple Syrup Festival ‘ t-shirts for sale. S-M-L-XL and 2xl. $10.00 each and 12.00 for a 2XL. Proceeds go to the FESTIVAL. T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Isabella Bank of Shepherd, and in front of the Shepherd Park.
For $20, attendees of the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival will be able to ride in a helicopter. The helicopter rides will be available by the high school. Schedule
$20 per person (3 at a time)
You can also join the Facebook event for Helicopter Rides here.
The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Kathy Edwards has been selected as Grand Marshal of the 2017 Maple Syrup Festival Parade. It will be held Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 pm on the main street (Wright Avenue) of Shepherd. Kathy is a sales representative for Advanced Specialty Rx, a Michigan-based long-term care pharmacy. She is also a realtor for Coldwell Bankers. As a Shepherd High School graduate, Kathy remembers her high school days of serving the pancake and sausage dinners in classrooms all down the Middle School hallway.
RIDES! GAMES! FOOD! FAMILY FUN on the Midway!! April 27-30, 2017
Thursday ?- Dusk Buddy Night 2for$20
Friday 1-10pm $20
Saturday 9am-Dusk $20
Sunday 10am-after parade (4pm) $20
Midway by BIG ROCK AMUSEMENTS!
A new event in which participants battle each other while wearing giant, inflated balls has been added to the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival schedule this year. Thursday’s location at the soccer field at the North end of town. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Village Park. $5.00 for 10 minutes Come have some fun! Edit Document
Saturday, April 15
Princess Pageant – Begins at 1 p.m. inside the High School Auditorium
Queen’s Pageant – Begins at 7 p.m. inside the High School Auditorium
Saturday, April 22
Silverware Wrapping Bee – Begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the High School Cafeteria
Sausage making – Begins at 8 a.m. at Smith and Sons in Mount Pleasant. If you have questions, please call Kevin Edwards at (989) 330-8212
Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Cement Tractor Pull
Saturday, April 29
Pull starts at 10:00 AM