This popular TV show reaches 6 million viewers every week. He will film 3 episodes in Boise | Local
MICHAL DEEDS IDAHO STATESMAN
BOISE – Start digging through your garage and shed – “Antiques Roadshow” returns to Idaho.
The long-running PBS appraisal show will take place at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, on May 31.
While in Boise, “Antiques Roadshow” will film three episodes for its 27th season. The popular series airs at 7 p.m. Monday on Idaho Public Television. It is seen by approximately 6 million viewers each week.
Unlike the show’s stop at Expo Idaho in 2013, this event will not be open to the general public. It will be by invitation only due to the pandemic.
Want to attend, have your valuables appraised, and possibly appear in a TV episode? You can enter a ticket lottery at pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tickets for a chance to win two free passes per household. It is open until March 21. Winners will be chosen at random and then notified in early April. Up to 1,800 pairs will be given away.
A small number of tickets will also be offered to social media users who apply through Instagram and Twitter. This deadline is February 28.
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Up to 100 winners will also be chosen in a “Knock Our Socks Off” contest. These will be based on submitting stories and articles that appeal to the show’s producers. The rules are at pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tickets/rules/#KOSO.
“Antiques Roadshow” events will follow COVID-19 protocols for the production of the show’s 27th season. Judging and filming will take place primarily outdoors.
“Guests will receive a free verbal appraisal of their antiques and collectibles from experts at leading auction houses and independent dealers nationwide,” according to a press release. “Each pair of ticketed guests is asked to bring two items for evaluation and must bring at least one item to be admitted to the event.”
When “Antiques Roadshow” was filmed in Boise nearly a decade ago, thousands of enthusiasts turned out. They brought “everything from paintings and coins to postcards and campaign buttons to have them reviewed by celebrity evaluators,” the Idaho statesman wrote.
The best of all? “The Boise stop produced one of the most valuable finds of the season: an oil painting of an Italian landscape by Hudson River artist Sanford Robinson Gifford, valued at $300,000. “
In addition to donating tickets through the Boise Lottery, Antiques Roadshow is also looking for volunteers to help out at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Interested persons can register here. Would you like more information on the “Antiques Roadshow” events? See the FAQ page or call (888)-762-3749.