The Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall is the Official Party for The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards, Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 PM.
Join us for a fantastical masquerade of the senses as we dance into the night, explore a garden of culinary delicacies, then raise a glass to the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe with a special grave-side toast! Guests will wander and sample delights at a dozen Chef stations, plus enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails highlighting the best food and spirits Maryland has to offer.
Tickets are all-inclusive for food, cocktails, and entertainment.
The evening's stage program includes:
NOTE TO POE FESTIVAL ATTENDEES: The party takes place at a location away from festival grounds. Westminster Hall & Burying Grounds (Poe's grave!) is at 519 W. Fayette, roughly a mile from Poe House.
Tastings and cocktails presented by Baltimore chefs & mixologists
Edgar Allan Poe-themed performances and music
A cognac toast at Poe’s grave commemorating the 170th anniversary of the poet’s death in Baltimore
Dress to impress and walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
Early/Express entry & cocktails at 7:00PM
Exclusive access to VIP balcony and seated tasting, presented by Chef's Expressions
Private performance of Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado”
in the Westminster Catacombs
Mystery Poe gift bag