State Fair looking for 150 ‘kid pickers’

The Tennessee State Fair is looking for a few good “kid pickers” to bring their goods, hidden treasures as they might be, to the State Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 7, at 11 am, for a special opportunity to appear on stage with Mike Wolfe, host of the A&E Network show that teaches kids how to find and recognize items of value.

Wolfe, who explains regularly to millions of kids on his nationally televised program that being a kid picker is all about unlocking the mysteries of the past, will be making a one day only appearance at the State Fair for the Kid Pickers Pick & Sell market.

Organizers of the event at the State Fair say participants, ages 7-13, should register on the Tennessee State Fair website at Each participant will be limited to one item for the event which must be delivered to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with a signed entry form on Saturday, August 30, between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm.

The first 150 to register online will be selected as participants and provided space for their items to be displayed and offered for sale. Each entrant will also be offered a time to appear at the Kid Pickers booth to talk about their particular item and encourage its sale to fairgoers. Entrants are to keep 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their item.

The Kid Pickers Pick & Sell Market will take place in the Sports Arena. All advance online entries and any children bringing items that day, if space is available, will be provided a display area, the opportunity to sell their items for the duration of the Fair, and the opportunity to talk about the history of their item.