Afternoon with the 'American Pickers' Features Popular History Channel Hosts

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The popular hosts of the No. 1 show on the History Channel American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will entertain audiences at a benefit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, Il.

The series, American Pickers, debuted on January 18, 2010.

The premier episode of American Pickers produced 3.1 million total viewers, making it the highest rated History channel debut.

The museum benefit will feature: two shows with the hosts at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., autograph signing, and a question and answer session. Ten lucky winners will also have a chance to have an item reviewed on stage at the event by the American Pickers. Official entry forms and full details are available after May 5, at

Other activities in the Historic Village include:

Booths and Demonstrations
Antique and Flea Market
Stained Glass & Chimney Pots
Blacksmith, Carpentry & Antique Tools
Car and Motorcycle Show
Architectural and Garden Structures Talks
Affordable Food and Refreshments
Music & 50/50 Raffle

Costs is $18 adults; $9 students (10-17), Under 10 free. Advance tickets sales are available after June 1, 2011.

For more details, or 815-397-9112.

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