Antiques Roadshow participants getting their antiques appraised during a show taping

Get Involved: Antiques Roadshow Comes to Iowa

Antiques Roadshow will visit Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, on Monday, June 10, 2024, for an all-day appraisal event as part of the series’ 29th production tour! PBS’s most-watched ongoing series will stop in five cities exclusively at distinctive, historic locations across the country.

Three episodes of Roadshow will be created from the Iowa event and air in 2025.  

At each appraisal event, guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques 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.


How to Get Tickets

Would you like guaranteed admission to the event? Donate $500 per ticket to support Iowa PBS and attend the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event at Living History Farms in June.  

Tickets are now available to purchase and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis from our online donation portal or by calling 800.779.7000.    

Tickets are limited and must be paid for in total at the time of your donation. There will be no installment payment options.  And, your donation must be a new donation, not a current sustaining gift.  

These tickets are general admission tickets for the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event so you can arrive any time between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on June 10. Each ticket holder will only be admitted once, must wait in the regular lines, and may bring two items for appraisal.

All guests must have a ticket to attend the Antiques Roadshow taping on June 10, 2024. Tickets will not be available at the door. 

Antiques Roadshow held a sweepstakes to give away free tickets to the appraisal event, which closed for entries on March 19, 2024. Winners were drawn at random in early April among those who entered and have been notified by Roadshow if they won tickets.


Attend the Private Reception

For those who would like the full Antiques Roadshow experience, donate an extra $250 for a pair (2) of tickets and attend a private reception the night before at the beautiful Country Lane Lodge near Adel. You’ll hear from the program’s producers, mingle with some of the appraisers and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. 

You can make this part of your Monday appraisal event or attend only the reception. Tickets to the reception do not include the Monday appraisal event at Living History Farms but can be obtained via online donation or calling 800.779.7000.

All tickets are electronic, and your ticket will arrive ahead of the June 10 event via email. This is a unique and rare experience so tickets will go fast. 

Thank you for your support of Iowa PBS! You’re helping to keep all the exciting surprises revealed each week on the Iowa PBS broadcasts of Antiques Roadshow.