The Pure Michigan website has included the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival on its list of recommended trip ideas. It lists the following description for the festival:

The four-day festival is family oriented with many enjoyable activities for all ages. Pancake, maple syrup and sausage meals are served from Friday afternoon through Sunday. The festival features a 10K & 5K Walk/Run, arts & crafts, flea market, three museums, tractor pulls, demolition derby, two parades, quilt show, petting zoo, worship service, plus amusement and pony rides all add up to a most memorable weekend. You’re invited to witness hometown hospitality at its best and join the Shepherd community April 26-29 in the “Sweetest Little Town Anywhere Around”.