TV show ‘American Pickers’ might film in Tomah

Team to film episode in Wisconsin in May

An episode of the TV show, “American Pickers” will be filmed in Wisconsin in May and they might stop in Tomah if they find some good leads in the area.

The Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor’s Bureau made the announcement Tuesday.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz go on road trips across the U.S. to search for America’s most valuable antiques and restores them. The team also learns the history behind the items.

Here’s a list of what Wolfe and Fritz are looking for:

Vintage bicycles
Toys Unusual radios Movie memorabilia Advertising Military items Folk art Vintage musical equipment Vintage automotive items Early firefighting equipment
Vintage clothing Pre-50’s western gear

They are currently not looking for farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives.

“What they’re asking is people from our area, our community, to contact them and say this is the item we have and describe the item, describe how they came about having it, give a description of what the item is and it’s era and if they have enough of those leads generated then they will for sure come to this region,” said Tina Thompson, Executive Director of the Greater Tomah Area of Chamber of Commerce.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Wolfe and Fritz, email your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to or call 1-855-old-rust.

“American Pickers” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CT on History.  The show is produced by Cineflix Productions.