Everything you need to know about ROADSHOW's 2023 Tour! Please note the deadline to enter the Ticket Sweepstakes for the 2023 Tour has passed.
Thursday, FEB 09
Social Media Sweepstakes Entry Deadline — 11:59PM PT
Monday, MARCH 13
Ticket Entry and Early Bird Tickets Contest Deadline — 11:59PM PT
Tuesday, MAY 2
Production Event — LSU Rural Life Museum
Tuesday, MAY 16
Production Event — North Carolina Museum of Art
Tuesday, JUNE 6
Production Event — Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Tuesday, JUNE 13
Production Event — Old Sturbridge Village
Tuesday, JULY 11
Production Event — Alaska Native Heritage Center
You've received your ticket, decided which two treasures to bring along, and now you're ready to hear the history behind your items. As you prepared to attend an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW taping event, here's what you can expect.
8 Easy Steps
Step 1: Are You Ready for Some ROADSHOW?
Before you come to the event, don't forget your ticket and two items for appraisal.
Step 2: It's Show Time!
On the day of the event, please plan to arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes before the entrance time on your ticket. Present your ticket to the volunteers at the entrance and your ROADSHOW adventure begins.
Step 3: Waiting in the Wings
You will enter the event and line up according to the time on your ticket. Please wear comfortable shoes as many venues have various surfaces, including concrete, grass, stairs, and inclines. If you or your guest have difficulty standing for long periods of time, please bring a small, lightweight, and portable chair or wheelchair.
While you wait to enter the appraisal and television production area, you'll enjoy meeting fellow guests and seeing their special items.
Step 4: Show Us Your Items
After waiting in the appropriate line according to the time on your ticket, it is time to show your treasures to a generalist appraiser who will give you two appraisal category tickets for the items you've brought. Each category ticket will allow you to receive one appraisal. There are over 20 categories in all, everything from Folk Art to Furniture.
Step 5: Ready for Your Close-Up?
When you have your category tickets, a volunteer will guide you to the appropriate appraisal line to learn the history and value of your item. Some tables will be busier than others, so you may have to wait in line again before you meet one of our appraisers.
If an appraiser thinks your treasure would make an interesting TV segment, he or she will call for a producer to see if your items should be taped for the show. If selected, you'll be escorted to the Green Room, where you'll have make-up applied, sign a release, and wait for your turn to be on camera!
Step 6: Take a Bow
Once you've received your appraisals, and as you exit the production area, you may want to stop by the "Feedback Booth" for a chance to record some thoughts about your ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experience for possible inclusion in a future ROADSHOW episode.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sees about 3,000 people and our 70 to 75 appraisers appraise around 6,000 items per event. And when your appraisals are complete, please spend time to explore our event venue and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
Step 7: Thank You... And Thanks to our Sponsors
At the exit, please visit our valued sponsors and the local PBS station who would like to thank you for attending and supporting ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. There you will also have a chance to collect information about our appraisers.
Step 8: Visit Us on TV and the Web
Your tour with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW doesn't have to stop at the event. Visit us online:
Track the summer's discoveries and upcoming broadcasts at pbs.org/antiques
Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/RoadshowPBS/
Follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter for live, behind-the-scenes updates
Then, tune in Monday nights at 8/7C* and 9/8C* on PBS to stay on the road with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW all year long!
*Check local listings
When attending an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event, bring your treasures for appraisal, but leave your shirts, hats and other clothing with corporate logos at home! If we choose to film your appraisal, no visible corporate or brand logos are allowed on your clothing or accessories. So, be ready for your close-up and arrive logo-free.