Nes­tled in a scenic val­ley in the cor­ners of Dane, Green, Iowa and Lafayette coun­ties, the Vil­lage of Blan­chardville offers small town liv­ing within com­mut­ing dis­tance from Madi­son. Along Blanchardville’s Main Street you’ll find stores offer­ing cheese, gifts, fine art, cot­tage indus­try crafts, antiques, and hard­ware. Enjoy home­style cook­ing at the Viking Cafe or a bev­er­age and food at one of the three pub and grills. Sit­u­ated along the banks of the Peca­ton­ica River is beaut­ful McKel­lar Park, fea­tur­ing 9 full-service camp­sites, pic­nic area and shel­ter, play­ground swim­ming pool, and ball dia­monds. In coop­er­a­tion with the DNR and FEMA, a wet­lands area is being devel­oped. If you are canoe­ing the Peca­ton­ica, Blan­chardville is an ideal launch or take out site. If ATV fun is more your style, the Lafayette Tri County ATV Trail from Fayette ends at Hwy 78 in the village.

Right next to the bridge over the Peca­ton­ica is the Blan­chardville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, a museum of arti­facts detail­ing the his­tory of Blan­chardville and offer­e­ing a self-guided tour of the his­tor­i­cal build­ings. The vil­lage was estab­lished in 1844 by a small group of Mor­mons lead by Samuel Horner, who named it Zara­hemla. Horner built a water-powered grist­mill which was bought by Alvin Blan­chard in 1855. After the Mor­mon colony dis­ap­peared around 1857, the com­mu­nity became Blanchardville.

Events in Blan­chardville include the Father’s Day Chicken Bar­beque, Cruis’n Wis­con­sin Car, Truck and Cycle Show on the sec­ond Sun­day in July, a sum­mer gar­den tour and art exhibit in July, Pec Jamm 2-day music fes­ti­val and Peca­ton­ica River Art Con­flu­ence in August, and in late Sep­tem­ber or early Octo­ber a uniquely “Blan­chardville” tra­di­tion of a whole com­mu­nity true Home­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion involv­ing the school, alumni from across the coun­try, and com­mu­nity. The fes­tiv­i­ties begin Fri­day night with a parade down main­street which ends near the foot­ball field fol­lowed by fire­works and a bon­fire. Next is a fun, slightly wacky, Sat­ur­day home­com­ing parade fol­lowed by the foot­ball game. Packed tav­erns on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day nights often pro­vid­e live music.

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Blan­chardville Father’s Day Chicken BBQ

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51st Annual Father’s Day Chicken BBQ — Sun­day June 16th

Pro­ceeds to help fund the Main Street Park Project

Sun­day, June 16th-Serving 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Upper McKel­lar Park Shel­ter RAIN or SHINE

$12.00 Adults — $8.00 Chil­dren 12 and Under

Meal Includes: BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Bread, Ice Cream Cup, Cof­fee and Milk

Events Sched­ule

9:30 a.m. - Ecu­meni­cal Church Ser­vice
At the Base­ball Diamond…Lots of Music!

11:00 a.m. - Green County Dairy Days Parade

11 — 12:30 p.m. - Music by Rick Fredrick­son
Spon­sored by: The Saether Funeral Home

12:30 p.m. - Crown­ing of The Green County Dairy Queen

1:00 — 2:30 p.m. Music by The 3 R’s (The Kit­tlesons) Roger/Ron/Rosalie
Spon­sored by: Wood­ford State Bank and Town & Coun­try Insurance

1:30 p.m. - Blan­chardville Bul­lets VS. Hol­lan­dale Rockies

4:00 p.m. - Blan­chardville Women’s Club Quilt Raf­fle Drawing

Chicken BBQ Spon­sored By:
Blan­chardville Com­mu­nity Pride, Inc.

DON’T FORGET!! Sat­ur­day June 15th

5:00 p.m. - Blan­chardville Bul­lets VS. Dodgeville Knights

8:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. Blan­chardville Fireman’s Dance
Fea­tur­ing Ham­mer­Down At The Blan­chardville Fire Station

7:30 p.m. — Queen’s Ban­quet at the High School

Blan­chardville Com­mu­nity Pride spon­sors the annual Father’s Day Chicken Bar­beque every year on Father’s Day, rain or shine. In 2014 events will take place on Sat­ur­day June 14th and Sun­day June 15th.


Sat­ur­day, June 20th

10:00 a.m. — Fireman’s ATV/UTV Ride
Early reg­is­tra­tion recommended.

11:00 a.m. - Blanchardville/Pecatonica Alumni Golf Out­ing
Reg­is­tra­tion starts at 9:30am, Lunch is at 10:00am.