Join the City of LeClaire and Antique Archaeology for “American Pickers Weekend,” June 4th and 5th in downtown LeClaire, Iowa. American Pickers weekend will feature a wide range of activities including live music, food, antiques and a chance to meet and hang out with the stars of the hit History Channel series “American Pickers.”
American Pickers on the History Channel
“American Pickers” was the brainchild of Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz lifelong friends from LeClaire, Iowa who turned their unique antique business into a national sensation when they took their picking exploits to the History Channel in January of 2010. “American Pickers” was the biggest debut in the history of the History Channel premiering to more than 3.1 million viewers.
The second season of “American Pickers” began in June of 2010 with more than 5.3 million viewers. The second season also brought about the very first “American Pickers” weekend in the LeClaire, the show’s home base, which brought thousands out people to the tiny river town to spend the weekend ‘ËœPicking’ and meeting Mike, Frank and Danielle Colby Cushman who holds down the fort in LeClaire at Antique Archaeology, the Pickers store front.
Activities for “American Pickers Weekend” begin Saturday, June 4th at 10:15 Am when Mike and Frank welcome everyone to LeClaire on the Levee Stage. At 10:30 Am fans will get the chance to ask Mike, Frank and Danielle questions. At 11:00 Am bands will begin taking the stage while fans become Pickers themselves at LeClaire’s citywide garage sale.
Do you like Mike, Frank or Danielle? At 12:30 Pm on the Levee stage find out just how much you like an American Picker in the Pickers look-a-like contest. At 1 Pm you can get your antiques appraised by one of the Pickers’ favorite appraisers Roy “Mushroom” Flach. From 2 Pm to 4 Pm Mike, Frank and Danielle will sign autographs on the levee stage.
What’s it like to get ‘Picked‘
Ever wonder what it’s like to get picked by Mike and Frank? Judy Gambrel of Rockford, Illinois knows all about it, Mike and Frank picked her place and she will answer fan questions from fans from 4 Pm to 5 Pm on the Levee stage. Music dominates the evening on Saturday as the Krank Daddies and Fifth of Country will take the stage after 5 Pm and play throughout the evening.
Festivities continue in downtown LeClaire on Sunday June 5th with another chance for fans to chat with Mike, Frank and Danielle beginning at 10:30 Am. Find something interesting at the Citywide Garage Sale? Get it appraised Sunday morning between 11:30 Am and 12:30 Pm on the levee stage.
Antique Archaeology is located at 115 and a half Davenport street in LeClaire, Iowa. Store hours are 10 Am to 5 Pm Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4 Pm on Sunday or you can make an appointment. Visit www.antiquearchaeology.com for details on how you can reserve some time with Mike, Frank and Danielle and maybe even buy some of the unbelievable stuff they find on “American Pickers.”
“American Pickers Weekend” is June 4th and 5th in downtown LeClaire, Iowa, located right on the Mississippi River between the Quad Cities and Clinton, Iowa.