A Beautiful Day of Kid Pickers Buying & Selling in LeClaire
Kid Pickers Flea Market With the American Pickers
It was a beautiful day on the Mississippi River in historic LeClaire, Iowa. The morning started foggy, but the rain stayed at bay, bringing a warm & sunny afternoon. Our Antique Archaeology Kid Picker Flea Market vendors couldn’t have done a better job. Armed with knowledge of their finds and ready to wheel and deal, our Kid Pickers were ready to show off their picks and make a buck like old pros. They may have even taught the American Pickers a thing or two!
Knowledgeable about more than just the picks they brought to sell, these Kid Pickers were well versed in booth set up and marketing too. From their own business names, to signage, to displaying their items for best exposure to passersby, these vendors really knew what they were doing.
Having been gifted with some of our soon to be released Antique Archaeology apparel just for Kid Pickers, our vendors were dressed for success! They make Antique Archaeology look good with their knack for styling our tees!
From cans & bottles to hats, toys & typewriters, there was a little something for every shopper. These Kid Pickers seem to be following one Mike Wolfe’s first rules of picking – Pick what you LOVE! It was apparent by their the smiles while showing off their goods to shoppers, passersby and even to the American Pickers themselves!
Knowing that all work and no play makes kid pickers dull girls and boys, there was plenty of fun to be had for our hard working young vendors. Danielle Colby, American Picker, took a few spins around the courtyard while dancing to Driftless Sisters, and American Pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz joined Danielle in visiting all the booths to pick a thing or two. The kids were able to complete their day on the levee in historic LeClaire by spending some time on the Mississippi River thanks to Riverboat Twilight who generously took our kid pickers aboard for a tour on the river. All in all, Antique Archaeology’s Kid Picker Flea Market was a huge success! As Mike says, “You can’t live forever, but you can make something that will.” We hope to keep generations of Pickers for years to come – start ’em young!
Pick and Tell: Kid Pickers National Student Contest
Each week, millions of viewers tune in to watch American Pickers. HISTORY and Mike Wolfe’s Kid Pickers program have teamed up for an exciting contest. We invite students ages 7-13 to search for and tell us about the unique items, pieces of memorabilia, or collectibles in your own communities. What items have you picked? Every item has a history and a story to tell. Submit an essay for the chance to win a scholarship and a trip to meet Mike Wolfe, visit his Antique Archaeology store in Nashville, TN, and attend the Tennessee State Fair. Contest Submit short essays (500 words or less) about a unique or interesting historical item you have picked. These items can be collectibles, items connected to your family history, pieces of memorabilia, photographs or any other item of historical or sentimental value. Photographs and videos can be submitted to support the contest entry. April 7: Contest starts. Get pickin’ and turn in submissions. May 29: Contest ends. Entries must be postmarked no later than May 29. September 2014: Awards presentation, trip to Nashville Click here to view the official contest rules. Download the contest entry form. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. How-To GuidePicking 101: Great tips for PickingGrand Prize $10,000 scholarship and a trip for 2 (1 student, 1 chaperone) to meet Mike Wolfe, visit his Antique Archaeology store in Nashville, TN, and attend the Tennessee State Fair. First Prize $5,000.00 scholarship and a trip for 2 (1 student, 1 chaperone) to meet Mike Wolfe, visit his Antique Archaeology store in Nashville, TN, and attend the Tennessee State Fair. Second Prize $3,000.00 and a trip for 2 (1 student, 1 chaperone) to meet Mike Wolfe and visit his Antique Archaeology store in Nashville, TN.
Kid Pickers: A learning moment with every pick
The purpose of Kid Pickers is to cultivate in children ages 7-13 an appreciation of history, family, stories, and their local community through picking. Visit www.kidpickers.com to learn more about Kid Pickers and to order Mike Wolfe’s book Kid Pickers: How to Turn Junk Into Treasure. Share the contest information and let others know you're participating by using #pickandtell on Twitter.