Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Join Us April 21 - 24, 2016

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 58th 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. .

Syrup Sales

Welcome to the Shepherd Sugar Bush in the Sweetest Little Town Around.

The Sugar Bush started in 1958 as a volunteer project with the plan to have the proceed fund park and recreational activities in the community.

Trees are taped in February all over the friendly Village of ShepherdIn late February of each year since, the maples that line Shepherd streets are tapped with approximately 2000 spiles and pails. The sap of 2% to 3% sugar content is collected and evaporated to 67% sugar content in the Sugar Bush building located on North Third Street.

The Festival, held annually during the last full weekend of April, has grown from a pancake supper to a 3-day festival. All of the labor it takes to make and serve the syrup, candy, pancakes and sausage for the festival is donated by volunteers from our area.

Many people have requested we ship our delicious syrup to them or as gifts to family and friends throughout the year and we are happy to do just that!

Below you will find sizes and pricing for Authentic Shepherd Maple Syrup, produced locally in Shepherd, Michigan “The Sweetest Little Town Around”.


Plastic Containers


Glass Containers




12 oz.





250 ml. Leaf





250 ml. Basque





500 ml. Basque






To order syrup you may call Arnie Hammel at (989) 828-5415 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include what you would like ordered, your contact information and shipping address.

Please Note: Shipping prices are not included in the pricing. They will be calculated when the order is received. We will contact you by phone or e-mail with the total cost.

Your order will be shipped upon receipt of your check or money order,
made out to Shepherd Sugar Bush and sent to:

Arnie Hammel
725 E. Ward Road
Shepherd, MI 48883