Mammoth Cave Basket Makers

Mammoth Cave Basket Makers

Paul Rich winning Grand Prize from previous contest
Dr. Middleton presents Paul Rich the Grand Prize for his Double Pie Basket (from the 2006 contest).

2015 White Oak Basket Contest

Photos from 2014

Saturday July 4 , 2015

Agricultural Building
Hart County Fairgrounds near Rowletts, KY on 31W
between Horse Cave and Munfordville

Grand Prize/Best of Show $200.00
1st Prize - $100.00 (all classes except antique)
2nd Prize - $50.00 (all classes except antique)
3rd Prize - $25.00 (all classes except antique)

Sponsored by Family Medical Center of Munfordville


Text from the Kentucky Folk Life Basketmakers Tent 2001

31W Basket Makers Project--Comprehensive Report




Antique Baskets from the Mammoth Cave Region

2004 Workshops

Contact Us



The Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild was founded in 2001 to preserve and promote traditional basket making of the south central Kentucky region.

White Oak Baskets

Baskets from Home - White Oak Baskets of South Central Kentucky
Exhibit 2006 - Details here

Guild Meetings

Goals of the Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild

  • Establish a museum and archives of basket making in the Mammoth Cave area
  • Teach the traditional skills through workshops
  • Demonstrate the art of basket making for the public
  • Encourage research of the area's basket making traditions
  • Provide much needed raw materials to basket makers
  • Assist basket makers in developing markets and marketing skills
  • Serve as a local, regional and national resource for basket makers, historians and preservationists