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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Posted by on 9:11 pm in Community Information, Important Information | 0 comments

Decision regarding Swimming Lessons tonight…..
Based on current radar it looks like any rain systems are either going around Blanchardville or will be after the pool closes. The pool water is cool, but lessons WILL still be held. Parents of kids in lessons, it will be your discretion based on water temp and forecast.

As of right now, LESSONS WILL BE HELD


Posted by on 4:43 pm in Community Information, Important Information | 0 comments

With the pending storms that are forecasted, please check back later or on the Blanchardville Facebook page regarding a decision as to whether swimming lessons will be held tonight at the Blanchardville Swimming Pool.  A decision will be made between 3 – 4 pm.


Posted by on 10:01 pm in Important Information | 0 comments

Go to the Village of Blanchardville/Taxes & Licensing section of the website and you  can print off the dog license form.

Proof of CURRENT rabies vaccination is required per State of WI Statue Chapter 174.

License Fees are $10/dog for male & female dogs, $5/dog for neutered or spayed dogs.

There is a $5 late fee per dog for licenses picked up after April 1st.  But that is better than the $150.10/dog fine for the first occurrence right?


Posted by on 8:39 pm in Village Government | 0 comments




Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board of the Village of Blanchardville will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 6:30 PM at Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.



  • Requests to speak with board
  • 2016 Activities
    • Campground
      • Permit Approval – tent area
    • Pool
    • Park maintenance
    • Chicken BBQ June 18 & 19
    • Car Show – July 10th
  • Adjourn


A quorum of the Village Board may be present.


Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

June 13, 2016






Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Public Safety Committee of the Village of Blanchardville following Parks meeting at est 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
  • Department activities
  • National Child Safety Council program solicitation
  • Request for Main Street closure on August 24, 2016 for Car Show Event
  • Public nuisances including junk/inoperable-unlicensed vehicles/loud vehicles/dog & cat issues/sidewalk/weed and unmown lawn problems
  • Chicken BBQ Weekend
  • Adjourn


A quorum of the Village Board may be present.


Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

June 13, 2016