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October 7
October 8, 2023
11:00 am
4:00 pm

2023 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

Get in Touch with your Spooky Side at the 6th Annual Poe Fest International. Tickets on sale NOW!

Event organizer Poe Baltimore hosts Poe Events to kick off Halloween season plus NEW Exhibit “Poe in Comics” and PROM NITE at the Black Cat Ball.

Poe Baltimore will host the sixth annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (Poe Fest International), commemorating the 174th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death, and will feature vendors, performances, readings, tours, music, art demonstrations, a coffin building display and The Black Cat Ball. This family-friendly festival will take place October 7 & 8, 2023, 11 AM – 4 PM, open to the public, at Poe Park, in front of Poe House, at 203 N. Amity St., Baltimore. General Admission is FREE; Special events are ticketed, including tours of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, “The Death Weekend Poe Places Bus Tour” of historic sites in Baltimore associated with Poe’s Death, “PROM NITE” at the Black Cat Ball at Westminster Hall and a Bloody Mary Brunch with Poe. Additional festival events at locations around the city include a “Poe in Comics & Poe Death Exhibits” at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground.

Additionally, there will be VIP special tents and events with a “Costume POE-rade,” a One Man Poe Show performance tent, detective mystery puzzles presented by The Murder Mystery Company, and a RavenBeer Garden. Winners of the 2023 Saturday “Visiter” Awards will be announced at the Black Cat Ball. A complete schedule of festival events and ticket information will be regularly updated at Direct ticket sales:

Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

General Admission is FREE; Special events are ticketed

203 N Amity St
Baltimore, 21223

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