American Pickers returning to Kansas



By Jessie Wagoner


The American Pickers are returning to Kansas and are looking for locations to “pick.” 

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Chanel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are looking for sizeable, unique collections and want to learn the interesting stories behind them. 

The American Pickers will be filming in the area in April. In advance of their arrival, they are looking to connect with people who have remarkable and exceptional items. 

“As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics,” Meredith Ball, associate producer for American Pickers said. “They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.” 

Ball says the staff of American Pickers continues to take the pandemic seriously and they will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming outlined by the state and CDC. 

“Nevertheless, we are excited to continue reaching the many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking and are eager to hear their memorable stories,” Ball said. 

The show is looking for leads and would like to explore hidden treasures in McPherson County. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of a day looking through you are asked to contact the show in advance. Ball asks that you send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to or call 646-493-2184. 

The Pickers only pick private collections. No stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or any places open to the public will be picked.