PBS's beloved primetime appraisal program, Antiques Roadshow, is rolling into Austin this summer for a one-day stop at the Austin Convention Center. On Saturday, June 28, locals are invited to bring antiques and collectibles for a free approximation, but you better act fast if you want to secure a spot.
The deadline to apply for tickets to the Austin show is Monday, April 7. Interested Austinites can fill out the online form for a chance at tickets; guests will be randomly selected later this month. Lucky ticket holders will be allowed to bring two antiques or collectibles to the event, which will be evaluated free of charge by specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers.
"Antiques Roadshow is visiting Austin for the first time since 2000, so we are long overdue for a trip," says Marsha Bemko, executive producer. "We'll appraise between 10,000-12,000 objects over the course of our taping event in Austin and can't wait to see the treasures that surface."
Austin is the fourth stop on the show's 2014 production tour, Bemko says. The tour will also roll through Bismarck, North Dakota; Santa Clara, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chicago, Illinois; New York City, New York; and Charleston, West Virginia.
For your appraisal fix ahead of the Austin tour stop, you can tune into Antiques Roadshow each Monday at 7 pm.