The “American Pickers” crew must have really liked what they saw last year in the Finger Lakes, because they’re heading to our area once again this summer. This time though, they need your help.
The TV show’s hosts Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe will be in the area looking for leads about people with stockpiles of memorabilia and antiques. When they see something that catches their eye, they often will ask if the owner would be willing to sell. They go around the country to different peoples’ houses, looking to see what people have hidden away, and often share some historic facts along the way.
Last year, “American Pickers” feature John Petris’ farm in Tyrone, a town on the shores of Lamoka Lake. John and his son had a myriad of interesting things, including arcade equipment, an old motorcycle, and cool defunct signs. The filming crew visited in May 2015, and the episode aired in September.
The team behind the show is looking for filming locations in New York this summer, and are only interested in private collections. If you or someone you know may be interested in being on the show, send your name, phone number, location, and description of your collection with photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“American Pickers” airs at 9 pm on Wednesdays on the History Channel. To view our story on their visit last year, click here.
Information courtesy of The Star Gazette. Featured photo: The History Channel.