The highly anticipated Grayson County episode of American Pickers will officially kick off the series’ new season on Wednesday, July 30.
The episode will air on Wednesday at 8 p.m. (CST) on History Channel and will feature visits to both Pine Knob and Leitchfield.
The popular reality TV show stars “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel across the country in search of antiques to buy and resell in their Antique Archaeology shops, located in Nashville, Tennessee and LeClaire, Iowa.
The pickers visited Grayson County in late March to pick and film in Pine Knob and a building owned by Robert Wright on West Market Street in Leitchfield.
“We’re all excited,” said Honus Shain, of Pine Knob, who will be featured in the episode. “They were really excited about the visit to Pine Knob.”
Shain’s cousin, Don Muncy, and Larry Shepherd, with the Pine Knob General Store, will also be involved in the episode.
Shain said he received a call on Wednesday, July 23 about the episode’s air date, and since posting about it on Pine Knob’s official Facebook page, it has been shared the most times of any Pine Knob post in the past year.
Shain and Wright were put into contact with representatives from American Pickers through the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Director Becky Escue was contacted and informed that the American Pickers filming crew would be travelling through Kentucky and were interested to hear from anyone in the state who might have interesting antiques.
After Shain and Wright submitted photos of their properties, a research team from New York came to Grayson County to investigate whether the show would film in the area. Then, in late March, the film crew arrived in Grayson County to film the episode over the course of a number of days.
The first season of American Pickers aired in 2010. For more information about the show or the pickers, visit www.history.com or www.antiquearchaeology.com.