Friday, March 27, 2015

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.

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Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival of Quilts Show

QuiltShowThe Maple Syrup Festival of Quilts will be held Saturday, April 25th, from 9 am to 5 pm in the Mat Room adjacent to the Shepherd High School Gymnasium. This popular event of the Festival will showcase quilts, wall-hangings, and runners created or owned by local quilters.

Exhibitors will find the Brochure with guidelines and registration form. Deadline for entry is any time before April 15, 2015. Exhibits this year will include a special section Spring Fling 2015 Challenge.

If there are questions, please call 989-828-5415 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Run/Walk


Race Start Time is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Late Registration, Start, Finish, and Results will take place at Track & Football Complex just west of the High School. The address of the High School is 100 Hall St. Shepherd, MI 48883.

  • 10k race begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • 5k race begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • The 1/2 mile fun run will start @ 9:00 a.m. and will take place on a course that will start and finish by the track.

Visit the Syrup Festival Run/Walk website for complete details


Silverware Wrapping Bee

There will be a “Silverware Wrapping Bee” in preparation for the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 9:00 a.m. till Noon in the cafeteria at Shepherd High School. You are cordially invited to attend as it is an effortless, rewarding, and fun way to get involved with the Festival, and by working together we can complete a massive job in a matter of a few hours!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call Donna Salisbury at 828-5102.

Arts and Crafts Show booths are full

Registration for Arts & Crafts booths are fulll and registration is closed

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival will take place from April 24-26, and the Arts and Craft show will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Booths will be located inside the Shepherd High School gym, auxiliary gym, and parking lot.

Contact Gina Gross with questions about the Arts and Crafts show at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival parade will be held on April 26, 2015 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