The best part of the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival is the opportunity to attend the events together as a family. Today, a few photos from past festivals popped up in my Facebook news feed so I thought I’d share them here. I’ve made a point to take a picture of my kids inside the Little Red Schoolhouse each year, and there are a number of photos in my Facebook memories which show how much they’ve grown in the last few years, especially Elijah who is a baby in a couple. One of my favorite, though, is the photo I took of Elijah last year standingRead More →

Here is footage from the festival parade which was staged by Shepherd residents on Sunday, April 26. The video was recorded by Madison Sazima and originally posted on TikTok.   @madisonsazimaTractor parade because our hometown festival was cancelled. ##fyp ##foryou ##hometownproud ##farmers ##essentialemployee ♬ This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia LineRead More →

Anybody who was home in the Village of Shepherd or passing through town today around 2:30 p.m. were treated to an impromptu parade. The parade was held to commemorate the 62nd Annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival which had been scheduled to take place this weekend but had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions. The parade was relatively short given that it consisted of 8 farm tractors which were driven by members of local farming families. One of the tractors was driven by the surprise event’s organizers, Dave Sazima. Sazima, who has attended the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival for all of hisRead More →