Sunday, April 26, 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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Fun at the Library

statuemanThere will be family fun events, stories and more at the Chippewa River District Library in Shepherd. Come enjoy the fun with your family at the library.

  • Sunday - Statue Man (before parade)
  • Sunday - Joel Tacey's Variety Show (following parade)

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Church Service

There will be a Family Friendly Praise & Worship Service in High School Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. Sunday April 26th. Everyone is welcome!

Little Red School House Museum

Chippewa River School District Little Red School House MuseumVisit the Chippewa School District Little Red School House Museum while you're enjoying yourself at the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival. Inside you will be transported back in time to experience how much simpler school used to be.

This little school house from 1874 has some of the original desks, pot belly stove and lesson books as well as other historic memorabilia from the period.

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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

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