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 McKellar Park Campground 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.

For further information, Village Hall/Library is located at 208 Mason Street, (608) 523-4521.

Public Safety Committee Meeting Monday

The Public Safety Committee will meet immediately after the Public Works Committee at approximately 7:00 pm Monday, December 11th. The agenda is linked here. Public Safety Committee Notice This notice has also been posted at Woodford State Bank, Emberson's Market and...

Public Works Committee Meeting Monday Night

The Public Works Committee will meet on Monday, December 11th at 6:30 pm. The agenda is linked here. Public Works Committee Notice This notice has also been posted at Woodford State Bank, Emberson's Market and the entrance to Village Hall. Amy Barnes Village...

Christmas On Main – TONIGHT

Christmas on Main Street 2017 Come see Santa.  There will be rides given by the Fire Department and Polar Express will be playing at Blanchard Hall beginning at...

License & Finance Committee Meeting – Monday Night

The License & Finance Committee will meet prior to the Board meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017. The agenda for the meeting is linked here. License & Finance December Meeting All are welcome to attend. This notice has been posted at Emberson's Market,...

Regular Village Board Meeting – Monday Night

The regular Village Board will be meeting Monday night December 4th, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is linked here.  DEC Board Meeting Agenda The agenda has been posted at Emberson's Market, Woodford State Bank and the entrance to Village Hall. All are...

Public Safety Committee Meeting Monday night

The Public Safety Committee will hold their November 2017 meeting on Monday night, November 13th. The full agenda is accessible by clicking on the link. Public Safety Committee Notice This notice has been posted at Emberson's Market, Woodford State Bank and the...

Public Works Committee Meeting Monday

The Public Works Committee will hold their November 2017 meeting on Monday night, November 13th. The full agenda is accessible by clicking on the link. Public Works Committee Notice This notice has been posted at Emberson's Market, Woodford State Bank and the entrance...

Village Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Village Board of Trustees will be Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Village Hall. The detailed agenda is linked here NOV Board Meeting Agenda The agenda is also posted at Woodford State Bank, Emberson's Market and the entrance to...

Village License & Finance Committee Meeting

The License & Finance Committee will be meeting Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in Village Hall. The agenda is linked here.  License & Finance November Meeting  The agenda is also posted at Woodford State Bank, Emberson's Market and the entrance of...

2018 Village Budget Public Hearing

The public hearing for the 2018 Village Tax Levy and Village General Fund Budget will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017. The proposed budget was published in the October 19, 2017, Pecatonica Valley Leader.  It is also posted at Woodford State Bank,...

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