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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February Public Safety Committee Meeting

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Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Public Safety Committee of the Village of Blanchardville following Parks meeting at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
  • Meet with Officer in Charge/Department activities
  • Public nuisances including junk/inoperable-unlicensed vehicles/loud vehicles/dog & cat issues/sidewalk/weed and sidewalk snow shoveling problems
  • Adjourn


A quorum of the Village Board may be present.


Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

February 5, 2016




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They have received several reports from residents receiving phone calls from the IRS telling them to call a number back and that there is a pending warrant for their arrest. The Police Department advises that this is a SCAM and to please report the number to the police. They advise that the REAL IRS will not call individual people.  The non-emergency number for the Village Police Department is 608-523-4320.


Posted by on 5:58 pm in Village Government | 0 comments

The next regular Village Board of Trustee Meeting will be held at 6:30pm Monday, February 1, 2016.  The meeting will take place at Village Hall 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville.

The agenda will be as follows:

February Board Meeting Agenda