JaredThe Grand Event Center and the Northfield Historical Society will host its third annual Hops, Grapes, and History fundraiser March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Grand. The event will feature award-winning illusionist and entertainer Jared Sherlock.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

The evening will begin with a beer and wine tasting until 8:00 p.m. The tasting will feature a hand-selected variety of Minnesota craft beers and wines. A special bonus this year will be a whiskey tasting by Northfield distillery Loon Liquors.

A raffle will give attendees the opportunity to win multiple prizes.

The evening culminates with a blend of modern magic with comedy and friendly audience interaction by illusionist Jared Sherlock.

“Feedback from past years indicates that the tastings have run a bit long, so we’ve shortened that part,” says Hayes Scriven, executive director of NHS. “We also are very excited to have Loon Liquors at the tasting. They are developing a great product and this is an ideal way to add another local connection to the event.

Scriven also notes the difference in entertainment. “In Northfield you can hear great music almost every night, but how often can you see a great variety act?” he asks. “Jared is funny, engaging, and fits the bill perfectly.”

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.northfieldhistory.org/hops-grapes-and-history/