American Pickers could return to Wisconsin
By Taylor Hale
WISCONSIN – The History Channel’s hit series “American Pickers” could be filming in Wisconsin this July.
The series sees hosts Mike Wolf and Frank Fritz exploring the American countryside in search of “rusty gold,” otherwise known as antiques or collectible items. The show highlights the history of the items along with the stories of the people and places attached to them.
Series Lead Story Producer Tom Carrera says the duo will be in Minnesota and Wisconsin during July, following tips and leads across the states.
“They are looking for things to buy, but also characters and stories,” Carrera said. “They love stories, and if you have items that tell a story that’s even better.”
Carrera added that the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down some aspects of shooting the show, but the boys are still out in the field picking.
“It was weird when it first started, we shut down for a while, but we got together and looked for ways to do things safely,” Carrera said.
Carrera has been working on the show since 2011, and spent two years as a field crew member, scouting out locations on the road with Mike and Frank.
“The guys are honestly a hoot,” Carrera laughed. “They are from the Midwest, so it’s kind of like an extension of home to them. It’s part of their quote-unquote home.”
No public appearances are scheduled for July. If you have a private collection or have a lead for the American Pickers, contact 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878) or AmericanPickers@cineflix.com. Please include your name, city and state, contact information, and a brief description of your collection.