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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Recent Posts

Park Committee Meeting Monday Sept 19

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There will be a Park Committee Meeting on Monday, September 19 at 6:00pm.

The agenda is attached here park-meeting-not.  This will also be posted on the door of Village Hall, Emberson’s Market and at Woodford State Bank.

Amy Barnes

Village Clerk


Public Works Committee Meeting

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Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the PUBLIC WORKS Committee of the Village of Blanchardville at 6:30 PM (immediately following 6:00 Public Safety mtg) on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.


Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
  • Routine Operations/Meet with employees
    • Water
    • Street
    • Wastewater/Sewer
    • Recycling/Yard Waste
  • 2017 Budget
  • Adjourn


A quorum of the Village Board may be present.


Amy Barnes,   Village Clerk

September 9, 2016

Public Safety Committee Meeting

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There is a Public Safety Committee Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 6PM at Village Hall.  The public notice is linked to this post.


Amy Barnes

Village Clerk

Village Board Meeting September 6

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Attached is the notice for the regular Village Board meeting scheduled, Tuesday, September 6th with License & Finance Committee being held immediately before the Village Board meeting at 6pm.

This notice was posted on the outside door of Village Hall, Woodford State Bank and the entry to Emberson’s Market on Friday, September 1st.

Sept Board Meeting Agenda

Amy Barnes

Village Clerk-Treasurer