‘Antiques Roadshow’ Has Announced Its Five-City 2024 Production Tour — Do You Have the Series’ Next Big Find?
PBS’ long-running and Emmy-nominated hit series Antiques Roadshow, which is currently in its 28th season, has announced its upcoming five-city 2024 production tour to film Season 29, which is slated to premiere sometime in 2025.
The popular program travels the country in search of hidden treasures, appraising everything from family heirlooms to flea market finds that people bring to them — with sometimes surprising results in terms of what an old object may be worth.
In one well-remembered example from a 2004 episode, a 1914 Patek Philippe pocket watch discovered in St. Paul, Minnesota, was appraised at $250,000, which was incredible enough. It turned out that watch was even more unique and valuable than first suspected when it went to auction two years later:
Might you have one of these objects lying around without knowing it that you can show an appraiser at one of the 2024 events?
Even if you don’t have something worth millions, having the chance to possibly learn the history behind, say, that old book you found in your attic, or that painting you got from your grandmother, would have plenty of value in terms of history, nostalgia and sentiment alone (though the money would also be nice, not gonna lie).
“We can’t predict the items that will make their way to Roadshow each Tour,” said executive producer Marsha Bemko, in a release. “It’s that magic mix of serendipity and personal stories, with a little history thrown in, that makes each must-watch season and keeps fans craving more. I can’t wait to see what surprises we’ll find during our visits to 2024’s five Tour cities!”
And those cities are:
Antiques Roadshow 2024 Production Tour for Season 29 — Dates and Cities
Wednesday, May 1 — Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 14 — Bentonville, Arkansas
Wednesday, May 29 — Littleton, Colorado
Monday, June 10 — Urbandale, Iowa
Tuesday, June 18 — Baltimore
The Roadshow release added that the distinctive and historic local venues where each event will take place will be announced closer to the beginning of the tour.
At each appraisal event, guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques, art and collectibles by experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each ticketed guest is invited to bring *two* items for appraisal.
From each of these 2024 events, three episodes of Antiques Roadshow per city will be created for inclusion in the series’ upcoming 29th season.
Per the release, admission to Antiques Roadshow is free, but tickets are required and will not be available at the door. Tickets must be obtained in advance, and there are limited numbers.
Fans can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one pair of free tickets per household.
What follows is some top-line info about the sweepstakes based on what Roadshow provided in its release, but for complete information please be sure to use the links and/or phone number also featured below; Remind Magazine is not associated in any way with this sweepstakes.
The 2024 Antiques Roadshow sweepstakes is currently open as of this writing (Jan. 31, 2024), and the deadline for entries is Monday, March 18, 2024, at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
To enter the sweepstakes for a chance at a free pair of tickets to a 2024 Roadshow event, and to see the complete entry rules, visit pbs.org/roadshowtickets. For more information, you may also call toll-free 888-762-3749.
Again, per the release, a small number of free tickets will also be available to fans who enter on Roadshow‘s Instagram. Social media entries are currently (as of this writing on Jan. 31, 2024) being accepted, with an entry deadline of Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at 11:59pm Pacific Time. More info, and complete rules for social media entries, can be found at this link.
More information about the Antiques Roadshow events in general can be found at this link.