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.
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A revaluation of property within the Village of Blanchardville is scheduled to be completed for the 2018 assessment year. The project will begin in September of 2017 and will be completed in the fall of 2018. An assessor or the assessor’s staff is able to enter the land or construction site, other than a building, agricultural land or pasture, or a livestock confinement area, of another if all of the following apply: The assessor or the assessor’s staff enters the land in order to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a...read more
An educational meeting will be held concerning the 2018 Assessment Revaluation for the Village of Blanchardville on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Village Hall. The meeting will be presented by the Village Assessor, Gardiner Appraisal Service, LLC. There will be a presentation explaining the revaluation process followed by a question and answer session. A revaluation of property within the Village of Blanchardville is scheduled to be completed for the 2018 assessment year. Revaluations are necessary periodically for...read more
The Village Board of Trustees will be meeting on Tuesday, September 5th. Meeting time is 6:30pm The full agenda is linked here Sept Board Meeting Agenda. This has been posted at Emberson’s Market, Woodford State Bank and Village Hall. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE OF LICENSE & FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Finance, License & Insurance Committee of the Village of Blanchardville, Lafayette and Iowa County, Wisconsin. The meeting will held be at 6:15 PM on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017, at the Blanchardville Village Hall, 208 Mason...read more