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An Exploration of Agritainment with Melinda Vizcarra of Becker Farms + Vizcarra Vineyards and Kurt Guba of Freedom Run Winery

On this episode of WNY Soundstage, host Daniel Lendzian speaks with Melinda (Mindy) Vizcarra, co-owner of Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards, and Kurt Guba, the vineyard manager at Freedom Run Winery.  Both discuss agritainment in Western New York. 

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An Exploration of Agritainment with Melinda Vizcarra of Becker Farms + Vizcarra Vineyards and Kurt Guba of Freedom Run Winery




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Agritainment is a portmanteau that combines the words agriculture and entertainment.  The autumn, especially in Western New York, is the time to discover agritainment activities.  Many local farms and vineyards have added various attractions to bring more visitors to their establishments. Agritainment activities can be “pick your own” produce, petting zoos, corn mazes, haunted hayrides and cooking classes.   

This episode includes: 

The histories of Becker Farms and Freedom Run WineryThe work that goes into maintaining an agritainment destination The events that make these venues Agritainment destinations The changes that must be made to stay relevant The importance of diversifying offeringsThe evolution into wedding venues The reasons why someone must visit these venues this fall.

Connect with Becker Farms: 

Becker Farms 
3724 Quaker Rd
Gasport, NY 14067
(716) 772-2211

Connect with Freedom Run Winery: 

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd. 
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 433-4136

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