AKRON, Ohio — Do you have an antique or an oddity in the house you’ve always thought might be valuable — maybe really valuable — but you didn’t know how to find out?

This could be your opportunity.

What You Need To Know

  • Antiques Roadshow is coming to Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on June 6

  • Admission is free for about 2,000 people chosen through an online sweepstakes
  • The show will bring about 75 expert appraisers and will be filmed for broadcast in 2024

  • Residents can apply for tickets online until 3 a.m. on Monday, March 13

PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is coming to Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, bringing about 75 expert appraisers along to help residents find out what their collectibles might be worth.

Hosting the show at an historic mansion, like Stan Hywet, is an enriching experience for participants of the event and for Antiques Roadshow’s audiences, said Executive Producer Marsha Bemko in a release.

“Our cameras blanket the property, capturing appraisals with the action of the event as a backdrop and when possible, taking our audience ‘backstage’ to learn about meaningful history and cultures across our country,” Bemko said.

During each event this season, three episodes of Antiques Roadshow per city will be included in the 28th broadcast season of the Emmy-nominated production, which will air on PBS in 2024, Roadshow organizers said.

About 2,000 area residents will be selected to win a free pair of tickets to the show through a sweepstakes drawing, organizers said. For past shows, up to 17,000 people have applied.

Antiques Roadshow is coming to Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in June, bringing about 75 expert appraisers. (Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens)

In Akron, Antiques Roadshow will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6.

Apply online until 3 a.m. Monday, March 13. Participants who win tickets will gain entrance in one of 19 different 30-minute time slots, which will be printed on winning tickets, organizers said.

Ticket holders can bring a friend and up to two items each, show organizers said.

Whether it’s your grandmother’s gold locket or your uncle’s silver dagger, make sure any item you bring along for appraisal isn’t easily found through an online search, organizers said.

To help ticket holders decide what to bring, refer to a list items with photos and descriptions that Antiques Roadshow experts often see, according to Antiques Roadshow's Luke Crafton, digital content director.

Bibles, stemware, quilts, clocks, cameo jewelry and rocking chairs are among the items they regularly see. An FAQ fact sheet is available online.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Fill out the online entry form.
  • Once your entry is in, you’ll receive a verification number via the email you put on your entry form.
  • The email you receive back will contain a link so you can view your entry.
  • A random ticket drawing will be held in early April.
  • Winners will be notified via email in mid-April.
  • About three weeks before the event, winners will receive two e-tickets.
  • The day of the show, winners should have their tickets ready on a mobile device or printed out.

While on tour, Antiques Roadshow will follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols, PBS said.

For more information about the PBS Antiques Roadshow 2023 Tour, call 888-762-3749 or visit PBS online.

Antique Roadshow expert Clair Givens surprises an antique owner. (Photo courtesy of Katherine Nelson for GBH)