8-episode series premieres Friday, May 27
Buddy Valastro trades the bakery for an RV this summer and takes a memorable road trip to experience the sites and flavors of the south with his wife, Lisa, and their four kids in the eight-episode series "Buddy's Family Vacation," premiering Friday, May 27 (8 p.m. all times ET/PT) with two back-to-back-episodes on Food Network.
The adventure begins at home in New Jersey, where Buddy and Lisa come up with the rules of the road to keep any family trip on track, and the Valastro gang packs up to go south for its first destinations: Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina. From feeding alligators and eating spicy etoufee in New Orleans and taking ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia, to visiting the iconic Americana of Graceland and Dollywood, "Buddy's Family Vacation" is an epic road trip, Valastro style.
After the premiere, episodes will air in the series regular timeslot at 8:30 p.m. Fridays.
" 'Buddy's Family Vacation' is a perfect way to kick off summer," said Didi O'Hearn, senior vice president of programming at Food Network. "Our viewers are getting ready for their own getaways, and watching the Valastros eat, laugh and have fun is sure to entertain and inspire some amazing road trips."
Upcoming episodes feature stops in the Big Easy, Louisiana Bayou and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.