Sat Oct 5, 11:00 AM - Sun Oct 6, 4:00 PM
203 North Amity Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Community: Baltimore


Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the second annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 5 & 6, 2019.

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This free, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. The festival will take place directly across the street from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street in Baltimore, in the newly-built “Poe Park” at Center/West.

The festival includes Poe-themed performances, vendors, booksellers and music, plus family-friendly activities, poetry and art. Attendees will also get to learn about Poe’s life and works from some of the United States’ preeminent “Poe Places”, with representatives from The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (Baltimore), The Poe Museum (Richmond, Virginia), The Poe Cottage (Bronx Historical Society, NYC), and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. October 5 & 6 is also “Death Weekend”, commemorating the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore. Visit for more vendors and program details/schedule, even more TBA. Admission and festival parking are FREE.
Admission to Poe Fest International is FREE. Tours inside the Edgar Allan Poe House are not included as part of the general festival program and require paid tickets. To be sure you get in to see this precious landmark, check out the ticketed options below:

Explore the enduring mystery surrounding Poe’s tragic death on a special VIP Death Weekend Bus Tour of Poe’s Baltimore. The 2-hour tour ticket includes stops at four important Poe Places around Baltimore, including a tour of Poe House, Poe’s grave, and the sites where Poe was found and passed away. Tickets also include a special funeral 'viewing' at the historic Carroll Mansion on Lombard Street. Tickets and times are limited so reserve your seats now!

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