Festival Program and Events

Festival Grounds

RavenBeer Garden


Baltimore's own RAVENBEER in a special RAVENBEER GARDEN! The site will be a cordoned-off lounge area set close to the entertainment for you to linger and enjoy all the Poe Happenings. Try the 20th Anniversary Raven Lager, and even the new The Imp and the Madhouse Oyster Stout (limited!)Must be 21-and-older to enter. 100% ID check. 

Stage Performances


Program Schedule  below!

The festival grounds will include a stage area for performers and music both days of this FREE outdoor event.



Poe-themed art, booksellers, and more! Vendor List TBA!

Parking Options


Free parking and street parking available, or park at the UMB Parking Garage on Poppleton and Baltimore St, just three blocks away!

Poe Places

Poe Baltimore


As host of the inaugural International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Poe Baltimore is proud to present a wonderful program for attendees at Poe House. Tours of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum also available both festival days (requires ticket.)

The Poe Museum

The Poe Museum, Richmond

The Poe Museum (Richmond ,Virginia) will present a history of Poe's life and loves in Richmond, Virginia. Plus, don't miss a special 1800s-style coffin-making workshop! 

The Poe Cottage

Bronx County Historical ociety

The Bronx County Historical Society is travelling from New York City! The Poe Cottage will share images of the cottage, and talk about Poe's years in New York, where he penned many tales, including "The Cask of Amontillado". 

West Point


Did you know Edgar Allan Poe not only served in the United States Army, but he was also a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy? Representatives from West Point will share images from the collection housed there, as well as anecdotes about a young Poe's Military life.

Ticketed Options

Death Weekend Poe Places Bus Tours

Poe Places Death Weekend 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


The Official Party of Poe Fest International is The Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall. Dress to impress and walk the Gothic Red Carpet!


Poe House Tours

Poe House photo, Suku Balachandran

Poe Fest International will take place in the shadow of the historic Poe House, but seeing inside requires a tour ticket. Guided tours and dramatic readings all weekend.


Funeral & Candle-light Vigil

Funeral re-enactment and candle-light vigil at Carroll Mansion

Death weekend Bus Tours include a stop to see Poe's casket and funeral re-enactment at the Carroll Mansion. Pay your respects at a candle-light vigil for the master of horror and mystery.