TV SERIES EXPLORES FUN, EASY FLORIDA ADVENTURES JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER VACATIONS
Fourth Season of the Award-winning “how to Do florida with Chad Crawford” Begins in June
May 20, 2013 (Lake Mary, Fla.) – From dry caving in Ocala to catching a 100-pound Goliath Grouper in Ft. Myers, Season 4 of the how-to travel and discovery series how to Do florida with Chad Crawford has something for everyone beginning in June. The award-winning syndicated TV series takes viewers from the Florida Keys to the Panhandle to discover exciting outdoor activities and shows how to do them. It is produced by Central Florida-based Crawford Entertainment and airs on the Sun Sports cable network and a mix of broadcast TV stations throughout the state, including WFTV Channel 9.
how to Do florida with Chad Crawford is an entertaining resource for families planning their Florida vacations. Fast-paced, informative and humorous, each 30-minute episode features two outdoor destinations plus the popular “Florida Cooking” segment with Florida Department of Agriculture culinary ambassador chef Justin Timineri. Other new adventures for Season 4 include:
– Swimming with manatees in Homosassa Springs
– Venomous snakes 101 in Orlando
– Hot air balloon ride adventure in Davenport
– Experiencing a luxury working ranch near Haines City
– A motorcycle trip from Flagler Beach to Cedar Key
– Wine making in Clermont
– Land-based shark fishing in Ft. Pierce and shark tooth diving in Tampa
– A retro RV family road trip with a lunch stop in Tarpon Springs, an overnight stay at Rainbow Springs National Park and ending at the Blue Crab Festival in Palatka
This season’s line-up also includes three Top Five special edition shows featuring favorite how-to activities from past episodes.
The Television Syndication Company which distributes how to Do florida with Chad Crawford calls the program a ratings success. “how to Do florida has become a summer staple on TV stations across Florida,” said President Cassie Yde. “With solid ratings and great viewership in each market, how to Do florida consistently delivers added value to our stations’ schedules.”
With more than 14 million viewers tuning in to watch Season 3 of how to Do florida with Chad Crawford, creator and host Chad Crawford credits the show’s popularity to a combination of good content, high production value and his passion for all things Florida. “how to Do florida is much more than simply a TV show. It’s a movement; a chance to introduce people to the real Florida,” explained Crawford, a third-generation Floridian. “I want people – especially families – to get outdoors, discover the Florida of my youth and learn how to enjoy the awesome adventures I’m sharing with my family.”
A companion website www.howtodoflorida.com contains additional video content and helpful links for those wanting to learn more about the topics and locations featured on the show. In addition, the show’s social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube offer viewers a deeper, more interactive experience on how to discover Florida.
Sponsors for Season 4 are Bealls Florida Department Stores, Florida Department of Agriculture, Gander Mountain, the Florida Wildflower Foundation, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Florida Hospital, the Florida Tomato Committee and Grand Golf Resorts of Florida.
To jump-start family outdoor vacations, how to Do florida with Chad Crawford and Gander Mountain are giving away a “Family Camping Starter Kit” valued at $1,000. For contest details and entry form, visit Facebook starting June 1. No purchase is required. The contest is open to all Florida residents 21 or older.
how to Do florida with Chad Crawford is produced by Crawford Entertainment, a full-service production company based in Lake Mary, Fla. that creates, develops and produces original themed television series and specials for national television syndication and cable networks.