Come to the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon

Announcing Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018!

Updated May 3rd, 2018 • Cricut Events

Update 6/22: This video will give you everything you’d ever want to know about Cricut’s Mountain Make-A-Thon!

Update (June 7, 2018): Classes now open! Click here to sign-up for your classes (class sizes are limited!). More class information is below. If you have any issues with the scheduling tool, here is a link for technical support.

Update (May 3, 2018): Registration is now open! Come join us by visiting the event page to purchase your ticket and read more about the event!

Cricut is excited to announce its 2018 Cricut® Mountain Make-A-Thon. Join us for 2½ days of fun, education, hands-on projects, and Experiential Zones. We’ll have keynote speakers and panelists from the DIY industry all while offering five educational tracks: Maker (focusing on paper), Iron-On, Sewing, Design Space from newbies to advanced, and tips for project sharing, entrepreneurs, and small-biz wannabees! Please plan to join us:

Cricut® Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018

This year’s theme … “Be Amazing!” to celebrate all of our amazing makers.

Monday, July 30th (8 AM) to Wednesday, August 1st (noon) Salt Lake City, Utah at the Little America hotel

What’s new and fun for this year?

* Inspiration from a celebrity DIY Keynote speaker & panelists with tips you can use!

* The Experiential Zone – Professional tips and tricks for decorating and “setting the scene” in your own home. View the scenes on Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday, you’ll meet the designers where you can ask your “how to” questions

* Join some fun optional evening events

* Full class “tracks” with hands-on learning

* Cricut’s first pop-up store

Classes range from Card Making, Mats and Blades, and Design Space 101 (to 401!) to … “So you want to start an Etsy business?” … You name it, we’ve got it! Come and meet your favorite Cricut ambassadors who will be teaching and helping lead sessions. Classes will range in format from make-it to lectures to “tips ‘n tricks (hacks!),” and from beginner to advanced.

This will be a jam-packed 2½ days of making, learning and having fun! Tickets are now on sale and are $499* per person. Check back on the blog or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest and we'll let you know where you’ll find the location, a preliminary agenda, and more details. For any questions in the meantime, email our Events Team at We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

What do you get for the event cost?

 * Learning new skills from DIY experts and educators. We have over 35 classes on the schedule with over 100 sessions! Feel free to schedule up to 12 classes. See the full list of teachers here!

 * Keynotes and classes from industry leaders

 * 3 days of hands-on making classes with all of your project materials supplied (value up to $200)

 * Fun swag bags (value up to $200)

 * Spending time with your favorite Cricut teammates 

 * Meeting all new faces from the Cricut community 

See you in July!

*Ticket price covers event attendance and meals offered during the day at the conference.


Event FAQs

Hotel Information

What information do I need for staying in Salt Lake City?

  • The hotel where Mountain Make-A-Thon will take place is called The Little America (Salt Lake City). The address is 500 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
  • To book a reservation at The Little America for a discounted rate, please call (801) 596-5700 for reservations.  Reference "Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon" for a discounted hotel rate.

What if I want to stay at another hotel?

  • The Little America is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, and we highly recommend booking a room here to make it easier for quick access to our event. We have a large room block at the hotel and have negotiated discounted rates.
  • If you choose another hotel/venue, it is your responsibility to travel to The Little America. There is parking at the hotel. Other options are Uber, Lyft, and Taxi. The Tram also runs in front of the hotel.

General Event Information

Where can I register for Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon?

What should I pack for the event?

  • Cricut machines and craft supplies for all classes will be provided on site so no need to bring your own. You will, however, need to bring your preferred device for operating Design Space (laptop, tablet, or smartphone).
  • Pack comfortable shoes! You’ll be walking from class to class, so we want you to be comfortable, but it is a consolidated event.
  • The temperature in Salt Lake City is going to be very hot and dry so bring summer clothes for when you’re outside. It does get cool with air conditioning in the hotel so you’ll also want to bring a light sweater as you go from class to class.

How many classes can I take?

  • General sessions are open to all attendees where you’ll be able to here all of our speakers including Anna Griffin, Lia Griffith and Erica Domesek from P.S.- I Made This.  As it relates to individual classes, you can sign up for 12 classes across paper, iron on, fabric arts and business tracks. General sessions, meals, and select other activities will not apply towards your class count.

Is there any way to see what classes are still open?

  • Sign-up for classes is currently available for registered event attendees. There are still plenty of spaces available in almost every single class. They are first come, first serve, however, so we recommend purchasing a ticket soon! There is a wait list on SCHED that you can sign-up for in case a class you want is full.

I can’t make this event. Is it happening again?

  • There are no other events currently on the calendar at this time, but stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates!

Other Things To Do in Salt Lake City

  • Salt Lake City is nestled in a canyon between the Wasatch and the Oquirrh mountain ranges. There are a number of great restaurants and historical sites to see in downtown. For more information on Salt Lake City go to

144 thoughts on “Announcing Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018!

  1. Omg! I would love to attend this, but a teacher’s salary, in my neck of the woods, doesn’t allow for it. I sure wish there would be one in Missouri! That one I could manage!

    • I agree with you Tina. I’m a teacher from WV, and our pay is not very good. I would love this experience though. I watched everyday through youtube. I will probably do the same this year too. At least I can live it through Melody Lane and Ken’s Kreations.

  2. Same question as previous person. Are there any extra fees such as class etc? Are cricuts provided during classes?

  3. Where will it be? What hotel is closest to the event? Very interested. Will there be other similar events at other locations like last year? I attended the one in Chicago & really enjoyed myself.

    • Last year the event was in the hotel (Grand America). It was a very lovely venue. Guess we have to wait until the registration opens next week to find out where it’s going to be this time! Can’t wait to hear 🙂

  4. This is just the what I need! Teaching, inspiration and fun. Looking forward to more details.

  5. While this is terrific, $499 seems really high. What about having these events in some major city’s around the country, so people don’t have to travel to this location?

    • I know that fee sounds high but I went last year and I came home with far more than $499. worth of products. They even gave us the brand new Maker. Cricut was very generous with the bags of free materials. The meals were really delicious, too. The only thing that was really a cost was the hotel and it was very luxurious. There were cocktail parties with live music each evening for meet and greets.The Cricut people were fantastic and so very knowledgeable. If you can swing the cost it is very worthwhile.

    • It does include breakfast and lunch for three days. I think its a great price for 3 days of classes and food, plus we were sent an email last week saying that we would receive $400 worth of goodies as well. I can not wait!

    • It was last year at The Grand American. I had an electric scooter and was able to go everywhere.

  6. Will cricut only be doing this in the US or would they also consider coming into Canada? Specifically Winnipeg Mb..?

  7. OMG this would be amazing, what is the cost for the 2 1/2 days? how about accommodations?

    • Just an FYI, many Cricut youtubers are offering free tickets. You have to win them but worth a shot? Tomorrow (7/3) check out Melody Lanes channel for a drawing!

  8. I would love to go! Especially since it falls on my birthday! Now I just have to convince my Hubby!!!

  9. I’m on my second Cricut machine. I received for my birthday and just finished setting up my Cricut Maker…this sounds like a fun and educational way to spend 2-1/2 days!

  10. Would love to attend! It sounds like it would be a great opportunity to learn more ways to use my cricut!

  11. Excited about the idea. Will the accommodations be reasonably priced or are the other hotels nearby? Heard that last year it was at the Grand American – hard to justify the $500 price of conference and $400 / night for hotel room.

    • The Grand America wasn’t $400 a night. It was a little pricey, but so worth it! But, there are lots of hotels very near by. I don’t know about this year, but last year we were given a lot of supplies to take home.

  12. Question for anyone who has been before,
    I would be coming alone and I don’t know anyone, is it set up to get to know new people?

  13. so I really would love to go but if I do, I would be attending alone. anyone else attending by themselves?

    • I’m going by myself. I don’t mind because by the end I know we’ll have a lot of friends by the end.

    • Most people last year were by themselves. I plan to go again by myself. Well my other half is coming to SLC, but will be doing hiking and stuff while I’m at “arts and crafts camp.” LOL

    • I am! ??‍♀️
      I would love it if Cricut could help us coordinate so all us “loners” could exchange numbers and meet up when we arrive. Would be great to sit together for meals etc.
      Maybe on Monday we can save a row of seats just for singles? lol

  14. I would love love to go!!!! If in case the stars align and I am able to go do I need to bring my Cricut Maker for the events? Just wondering. Thanks.

  15. I can’t wait for this!! Sounds like so much fun!! I have never attended a Cricut event. Will there be a limited amount of tickets available? I’m anxiously waiting for registration to open.

  16. I’m all in! I’ll be by myself and am looking forward to making new friends, too. When and how do we sign up? Thank you Cricut for offering this opportunity.

  17. Have I missed the registration, I have not seen any more information on this up-coming event?

  18. When will tickets go on sale? I do not want to miss the opportunity to attend if at all possible. Thank you! Exciting things happening with Cricut!

  19. I have only owned my Cricut for a few months but I absolutely LOVE it!!! I’m already wanting to start my own business with it. This event sounds like an amazing way to get hands on experience and from the experts, how exciting! My only concern is the cost. Is there any type of financial assistance for people who this event would very much benefit that might have a little bit of a problem coming up with all that cash. It seems a little bit pricey.

  20. Where can I register my wife for this event and where in Salt Lake is it being hosted?

  21. Do we have any additional information yet? Hoping I dont miss registration.

    Anyone know hotel info etc?

  22. I was told that it was going to happen last Thursday most likely, but now I’m wondering what the hang up is. I hope this is still going to happen. I would be nice to have confirmation of my spot so I can buy my plane ticket and book a hotel room.

  23. I would so love to call, but I just looked at an 8 day cookie cruise, the cruise including everything (other than transportation) is $1,100. I am quite sure I could sell my husband on the 8 day cruise, where he could come with me than 2 1/2 days for $500.

    I hate to say it, cause I love my cricut and I spend tons on supplies but you need to bring the cost down and maybe schedule it in several parts of the country.

    • Anyone coming alone? I will be and didn’t know if anyone would like a friend? 🙂

      • ??‍♀️Sounds like a lot of us, I look forward to meeting you Kelly! I’m shy so I hope all I s loners can connect!

  24. How does one register? What hotel is st at? What are hotel rates? Do you provide all supplies?

  25. Will there be any smaller events spread throughout the states? I would love to go but I am not able to spend that kind of cash, teacher salary.

  26. Will we need to bring our computer or iPad? Also when will the classes be released for sign up and will we be notified if we have already signed up?

  27. Queria muito participar, mas não falo inglês… Coloquem instrutores que falem português, por favor!!!

  28. Will this be a yearly thing? I would like to know so I could plan for next year, possibly.

  29. I would love to attend but would need more info. What do you get for the 400????

  30. I would love to come, absolutely love it but fixed income says no way Jose, but I hope everyone enjoys it and I am a curious cat as to what kind of new products will be presented.

    • Me too but I’m challenging myself and going alone. Let me know if you go. I hope you make it?

    • I am too..if you see me, come say hi? I will smile and tell you I’m so glad you made it?

  31. Where do we go to get on the notification list for this event? I have two unopened Cricket machines. I’m too intimidated to open my newer machine. I’m still using my first machine with the cartridges and no wifi ability. I cannot figure out how to use the design space to find projects and make anything. Everyone says it is easy but for me it certainly is not. I would love to come to this and take the classes on how to use the design space. I can’t do this year as I am attending another Art event in Phoenix for the same exact dates. This is such a great idea. Would love to see more “how to use your machine” classes also for the very beginner, like starting from how to set up your machine out of the box…….I’m talking total beginners. Maybe you could have a set of classes in Utah for just this type of thing. I’d come!

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  33. This is on my bucket list. Hope one day it will be my turn to sit in one of those chairs crafting, learning techniques, learning more about the new products and meeting the cricut team and hands on training. Whow what a dream that I wish would come true one day. Love all my cricut products.

  34. My class of choice would be Design Space – I would love some hands on training to utilize it more!

  35. Sounds like an amazing time at the Makeathon. Would love to have an opportunity to attend.

  36. This would be so exciting! What a great opportunity to meet the awesome Cricut team members! They are so amazing! And the opportunity to take classes from these awesome designers!

  37. I would love to attend, just upgraded to the Air 2 but haven’t had a chance to play. It was a gift from my Sister. I am on a fixed income so will have to watch on You Tube.

  38. Would love to attend, have not been able to in the past. Maybe this year will be my opportunity.

  39. I find it interesting that the hotel listed is ‘permanently closed’ but the nearby one is only $330+ a night.

    • Hmmm? The Little America has not permanently closed. It’s a lovely hotel; I have stayed there a couple of times myself.

    • Are you sure you are looking at the right hotel or website? I just checked and it’s most definitely not closed. I made a reservation two months ago and it’s still very open for business. That’s odd!

  40. I’m so depressed right now. I bought my plane tickets, bought my Crickettickets and went to reserve my room only to find when all is said and done, I’ll be paying over $800 dollars for a room..I can’t afford that! That’s almost more expensive than the plane and event itself.. I may have to cancel everything unless someone needs a roommate maybe or something.. I’m a retired school teacher with a retired firefighter hubby and we have a ten year old I homeschool and I have a knot in my stomach, because I really wanted to go, but I just can’t afford the hotel room…Does anyone have any suggestions? Thought I’d reach out before I cancel because ya’ll might have an innovative solution..Apart from sleeping in the hotel lobby, lol…

    • Well, my husband made me make the reservation..He said you should live your dreams..Guess I’ll see you guys there..

    • There are many hotels in the area. You don’t have to stay at the Little America.

    • You don’t have to book those rooms. The property has rooms for $119 per night in the “Motel” side. You have to walk outside to get to make a thon but it’s on the same property.
      Also, I’m not sure you need 4 nights? It ends at 12 on 8/1 so I’m flying out at 3pm, only staying 3 nights so “motel” for me is less than $400. 😉

  41. I would dearly love to attend this Cricut® Mountain Make-A-Thon 2018 this would be a dream come true. hope I get picked!

  42. Quick question: Based on the prior post, it’s clear that the Cricut machines will be provided but I’m wondering do I need to bring my laptop or tablet? This is my first time attending this event and I’m so excited!!!

    Thanks in advance.

  43. I would love to go and am especially interested in party 101 and party 201. I just got the Maker. It’s my 5th Cricut machine and would love to learn what it can do.

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  46. Can we talk about the cabinet behind you in the video, please? Is that a custom cabinet? Or is it available for purchase? If I can get that as a Maker project, that would be awesome. But I think I’ll need a bigger knife blade and mats.

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  48. I’m looking to see if you are holding this event again this year, 2019? If so when and where can I sign up. I’m really looking for some hands on learning.

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