The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards returns to Baltimore the weekend of October 8 & 9, 2022! Attendees will see the return of in-person stage and vendors at Poe House. Admission to festival grounds is FREE.
Additional ticketed events will take place all weekend, proceeds to benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore. Can't travel to us? Sign up for LIVE virtual tours and other workshops below. There are many ways to celebrate Poe during festival weekend!
Explore the enduring mystery of Poe's death in Baltimore on the "Poe Places Death Weekend Tour." Seats are LIMITED, so be sure to get tickets early!
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 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.
Learn the circumstances of Edgar Allan Poe's death in Baltimore and the mystery of his final days. Next, explores the hidden history of Virginia Poe, beloved wife and muse, and how she shaped her husband's work even from beyond the grave. NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including body in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised.
Learn the mysterious circumstances of Poe's death in 1849 and how the very clothes in which he was found offer clues to the mystery of his final days. Next, explore the living arts of fashion & costume in films that adapt Poe's works. Pay respects at a candle-light vigil over Poe's body in a casket.
Explore the enduring mystery surrounding Poe’s tragic death. Includes virtual stops at four important Poe Places around Baltimore, including both of Poe’s graves, and the sites where Poe was found and passed away. Tickets also include scenes from a special re-enactment of Edgar Allan Poe's first funeral.
See inside the historic Edgar Allan Poe House, with readings by a very special un-dead mystery guest. Each virtual session is led by a live guide who will share the history of Edgar Allan Poe's life in Baltimore, explore the poet's mysterious death in the city in 1849, and learn about the poems and short stories Poe wrote while living here.
Your support and contributions will enable us to keep Poe Fest Int'l a FREE community event in Baltimore.