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Kathy Edwards, The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade Grand Marshal

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.

Carnival Information

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

Bubble Event Added to Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Schedule

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

Pre-Festival Events

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

Tractor Pull Information

Tractor pull
shepherd maple syrup festival
Saturday, April 29th

4750, 5500, 6500, 7500

Weigh-in starts at: 7:30 AM

Pull starts at: 10:00 AM

Entry Fee: $20.00 per class

$200.00 for 1st Place
Other positions will also have a payout
Charley’s Heating & Cooling
Kenny Trucking & Excavating
Recker Motorsports
J&K Trucking
Loomis Transport
Custom Heating & Plumbing
Sidney’s Judges Bench
Wilson’s Lawn Care
Mt. Pleasant Tire Service
Taylor Equipment
Pestel Properties
Marrita’s Pizza


John Kenny
(989) 506-7026
Chuck Purtill
(989) 621-1412

Tractor Pull Rules

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival

Cement Tractor Pull Rules

Weigh-in starts at: 7:30 AM

Pull will start at: 10:00 AM

Entry Fee: $20.00 per class

$200.00 for 1st Place

Other positions will also have a payout. Pullers will be able to jump one weight class. Weight classes:

4750 – Limited 18.4 – 6500 open 30.5 – 32

5500 – Limited 18.4 – 7500 open 30.5 – 32

Hitch – 20 inches high, 24 inches back from center of the axle. Will be checked! No popping of concrete.

Tractor Pull

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Cement Tractor Pull
Saturday, April 29
Pull starts at 10:00 AM

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