Television’s Mike Wolfe and his A&E Network show that teaches kids how to pick through trash to find hidden treasures will be a main attraction at this year’s Tennessee State Fair in September.
Wolfe, who explains regularly to millions of children on his nationally televised production that being a kid picker is all about unlocking the mysteries of the past, will send the same message to a contingent of children ages 7-13 at the State Fair in Nashville on Sept. 7, at 11 a.m.
Those wanting to participate in the special Kid Pickers event should register on the Tennessee State Fair website at tnstatefair.org. Each participant will be limited to one item for the event, which must be delivered to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with a signed entry form Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The first 150 to register online will be selected as participants and provided space for their items to be displayed and offered for sale. Each entrant will also be offered a time to appear at the Kid Pickers booth to talk about their particular item and encourage its sale to Fair goers. Entrants are to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their item.
The Kid Pickers Pick & Sell Market will take place in the Sports Arena. All advance online entries and any children bringing items that day, if space is available, will be provided a display area, the opportunity to sell their items for the duration of the Fair, and the opportunity to talk about the history of their item.
Wolfe will appear at the Kid Pickers Pick & Sell market as well, and along with History, will announce the winners of the national Pick & Tell contest and present the winners with scholarship awards.
Successfully transitioning his nationally popular television show and rewarding pastime for adults about finding valuable antique relics to an audience of children. Wolfe said, “kids love treasure hunting.”
A self-taught picker himself who started out with old bikes, cigar boxes and other items people often referred to as junk, Wolfe now is offering children advice on how to collect items that may have value.
He said it’s a way for his young understudies to learn about history, gather information about family heirlooms, develop a hobby and perhaps find a valuable hidden treasure.