Ferryville Vision and Promotion Board
In 2002 a group was formed and took the name "Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board" (FV&PB). The
Village President and Village Board charged the new group to research and develop ideas and
functions to promote tourism and to provide the Village with new and improved surroundings to
facilitate a more attractive environment.
A number of Village residents and others from the surrounding area began to meet and soon were
successful in assisting the Village to receive a grant to rebuild the boat landing to include a paved
launch ramp and paved parking lot and new floating docks. The group initiated a "Market In the Park"
on Saturdays where vendors sell garden produce, organic products and an Amish family brings bakery
items, baskets, quilts, rugs and leather goods to the Sugar Creek Park from May until the end of
October each year. In 2008, the group was able to obtain two grants and the "River View Park" was
built in the center of the Village. In 2009, the group sought approval and raised funding from private
sources to erect a Wisconsin Historical Marker honoring former Governor Patrick Lucey, a native of
Ferryville. (Click on "Parks-Boat Launch").
When the Village Board enacted a room tax, the FV&PB formed a Tourism Council and the members
actively promote tourism with funding given to them by the Village Board. Each year the FV&PB
sponsors and funds a spectacular fire works show launched from the Mississippi River on the third
Saturday evening of July.
The FV&PB raises funds with an annual breakfast in February each year and also runs a brat stand on
Main Street several times a year.
The Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board is looking for more members from the Village and surrounding
area to join the group. Get involved with fostering community spirit and enhancing and making
Ferryville more attractive. Join a fun group by contacting the Village Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 608-734-9406 or use the "contact tab" to the left.