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.
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Attached is the agenda for the Public Works Committee Meeting. The meeting will begin after the Public Safety Committee (approximately 7pm) Public Works Committee Notice Amy Barnes Village Clerk-Treasurerread more
Attached is the agenda for the Public Safety Committee Meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30PM Public Safety Committee Notice Amy Barnes Village Clerk-Treasurerread more
VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE 208 Mason Street Office of Village Clerk – Treasurer Mark Emberson, Village President Amy Barnes Village Clerk/Treasurer – email@example.com PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a meeting of the Planning Commission Committee of the Village of Blanchardville will be held at 6:30 PM on MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017, at the Village Hall at 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516. Agenda items will include: Review, Discussion and...read more
Amy will be out of the office the remainder of the week at the Municipal Treasurer’s Association of Wisconsin conference. There is a Village Board meeting on Monday, May 1st at 6:30, with the License & Finance Committee meeting before that. Attached are the agenda’s. This link has also been posted at Village Hall entrance, Woodford State Bank and Emberson Market bulletin boards. May Board Meeting Agendaread more