Mammoth Cave Basket Makers

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

Basket Group

Prize Winner

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

Basket Logo

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


White Oak Basket Contest 2023
Saturday July 8, 2023

Floral Hall 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)

Registration begins at 10:00 A.M
Entries must be registered prior to 11:00 A.M
Judging begins at 11:00 A.M.
Awards will be presented after judging around 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Family Medical Center of Munfordville

The Mammoth Cave Basket Makers Guild has periodic meetings at the Family Medical Center in Mundfordville, Ky.

The FMC is the sponsor of the annual Hart County White Oak Basket Contest and has a wonderful collection of Mammoth Cave Baskets. You are welcome to stop by and take a look.

Family Medical Center 

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