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Poe Baltimore

Celebrating Poe's life and legacy in Baltimore and around the world.

Two Days of Books, Art & Music

Live performances, poetry, vendors, booksellers and food.


Honoring the next generation of writers and artists continuing Poe's legacy.

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Festival Events

Festival Grounds

Poe-themed vendors, food and performance

Free Admission!  Vendors, books, music, performances and art in the shadow of Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street!

Saturday & Sunday

11 AM to 4 PM

Poe Funeral Re-enactment

Poe  Places Death eekend Tour

Explore the enduring mystery of Poe's death in Baltimore on the "Poe Places Death Weekend Tour" beginning at Poe House! This tour sold out in 2018, so be sure to get tickets early!

The Black Cat Ball

Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall, wine & rose masquerade

Official Festival Party: The Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall, Cognac & Roses masquerade. Saturday, Oct 5. Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!

Passport to "Poe Places"


Programs presented by The Edgar Allan Poe House, The Poe Museum (Richmond, VA), The Poe Cottage (Bronx, NYC), The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Reserve timed tickets for Poe House tours right here!

Saturday 'Visiter' Awards


This year Poe Baltimore will present the Saturday 'Visiter' Awards, a new honor celebrating Poe's legacy in art & literature around the world.



Poe Fest International is made possible by grant and sponsor funding from Maryland Heritage Areas Authority & The Baltimore National Heritage Area, Susan Jaffe Tane, La Cite LLC, Carroll Museums, and RavenBeer.

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Exhibitors and vendors can visit this page to access applications. Volunteers and performers interested in participating, contact us via email below.

International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

P.O. Box 23773, Baltimore, MD 21203, USA


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The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards are presented by Poe Baltimore