Bluegrass Area
Basketmakers Seminar


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2022 Bluegrass Area
Basketmarkers Seminar
Catalog Available


The Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar began with its first planning meeting in 1995 and held its first seminar in April of 1996 at Camp Burnamwood in Estill County. The seminar was then held at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center and 4-H Camp in Jabez, Kentucky through 2019

The Bluegrass Area Basketmakers are excited to announce our new venue for 2022.  The annual event will be held June 21-25 at the General Butler Resort State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky.  The Park is located just three miles off of Interstate 71 and has a conference center with 7500 sq. feet of space for our weaving pleasure.  General Butler offers beautiful lodge rooms, cabins and a campground.  (There are also several other hotels nearby.)

If staying on site, room reservations MUST be made through the General Butler Resort State Park by calling 866-462-8853 and identifying yourself as a member of the Bluegrass Area Basketmakers, group #5268. Reservation deadline is Friday, May 20, 2022.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  Any reservation cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the day of arrival may be charged one night’s room fee and tax.

Over 100 Campground and RV sites are available.  Reservations for camp/RV sites must be made through Reserve America at

ALL accommodations are NON-SMOKING.  There will be a strict enforcement of this policy.  There will be a $100.00 fee added to the room/cottage charge of any accommodation in which smoking has occurred.  The fee covers the cleaning cost required to return the accommodation to a smoke free environment.  Smoking is only allowed outdoors.

No food and drink purchased outside the Park are allowed in the Conference Center building where classes are held.  There is a restaurant on site for all your meals.  All meals will be on your own.  The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7:00am-10:00am. Lunch is served from 11:00am-3:00pm and students will be asked to stagger their lunch breaks so that the restaurant is not over crowded and can serve you in a timely manner.  Dinner is served from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  There are also fast-food places within 3 miles of the Park.  A list of these restaurants will be included with your class assignments.  Absolutely no cooking in the Lodge rooms or on their balconies (this includes hot plates and crock pots etc.) The cottages are equipped with a kitchen and refrigerator for your use.

All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.

Cost of classes are set by each individual teacher.  The Bluegrass Area Basketmakers is a not-for-profit organization and is sponsored by the Bluegrass Counties Cooperative Extension Services.

The 2022 Seminar

The 2022 Seminar will be held June 21, 2022 through June 25, 2022.   The 2022 Seminar Catalog and the 2022 Registration Form are now available. 

The deadline for 2022 Seminar registration is May 1, 2022 - Confirmation letters will be mailed back soon afterwards.  


Pictures from the 2014 Seminar

Pictures from previous Seminars