Welcome to the website of the Friends of the Library Chocolate Tasting! Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about our event. If you don’t find your answer here, or if you need additional information, please call 520-732-9848.
Q. What is the date, time and location of the Chocolate Tasting?
A. The 29th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Central School Project, 43 Howell Street in Old Bisbee.
Q. How do I get there?
A. It’s easy to get to Central School from downtown Bisbee by car or foot by going up the street in front of the Copper Queen Hotel and taking a right on Howell Street. Visitors can park in the main lot at the foot of Brewery Gulch and walk up Brewery Gulch, turning at the road in front of the Copper Queen Hotel and taking a right at Howell Street – Central School is on the right. There is also some parking in the Central School Parking lot or the lot in front of the school.
Q. What is the price of a ticket?
A. Tickets to the event are $15 each – and a $15 ticket entitles the ticket holder to six pieces of fabulous chocolate, which the ticket holder can select for themselves at the tasting. You can attend the auction for FREE!
Q. Where can tickets be purchased?
A. Tickets are available now at the Copper Queen Library, at the door on the night of the event, or at eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-annual-bisbee-chocolate-tasting-tickets-85167417037
Q. Will there be beverages available at the event?
A. Yes, red and white wine and beer will be available for adults to enjoy with the chocolates; there will be a box for suggested donations. Water will be available as well.
Q. Where do the chocolates come from?
A. Most of the chocolates are donated by the wonderful home bakers and candy makers of Bisbee – and even high school culinary arts students – and the creativity displayed is amazing! Also, we receive donated chocolates from our supportive and amazing local restaurateurs and professional chocolatiers.
Q. How are the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting used?
A. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, who use the funds to pay for free year-round programming at our Library, which was named America’s Best Small Library in 2019. We fund children’s programs (such as the Summer Reading Program and Pre-School Reading Program), programming from the Arizona Humanities Council, book groups, Freewrite classes and other cultural events. Thank you for making those improvements possible!
Q. Are there other events on the night of the tasting?
A. Yes – February 8 is a “Second Saturday” for Bisbee After Five, which means that all of Bisbee’s charming shops and galleries will be holding Open House from 5:00 to 8:00, so be sure to come early, do some shopping and gallery hopping, enjoy a meal at one of our many restaurants (see our list of partner restaurants in the Partners section of this website), and come to the Chocolate Tasting for dessert!