“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” — Edgar Allan Poe

2024 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards

The street festival at Poe House is October 5-6. Several additional events take place October 1-11. Visit PoeFestInternational.org for all details.
Dates and festival event details for the 2024 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival. Main graphic is a skull with glowing silhouette of Poe House.

International Poe Festival & Poe House 75th Anniversary Weekend, FREE

Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the 7th annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards, October 5 & 6, 2024. This free, outdoor festival 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), The United States Military Academy at West Point, and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. October 5 & 6 is also the 75th Anniversary of the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum (established in 1949) and “Death Weekend”, commemorating the 175th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore. Visit PoeFestInternational.org for more vendors and program details/schedule, even more TBA.

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.

 

Admission to Poe Fest International is FREE. Tours inside the Edgar Allan Poe House and additional exhibits at Westminster Hall are not included as part of the general festival program and require paid tickets. To be sure you get in to see these precious landmarks, check out the ticketed options below:

 

Death Weekend 'Poe Places' Bus Tours

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum Tours

Poe Cemetery Tours & "Poe, Revolution, and The Marquis de Lafayette" Exhibit at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground

Edgar Allan Poe Death Exhibit at historic Carroll Mansion

The Red Masque Festival Pass (includes special entry to 3 VIP experiences on festival grounds, plus entry to Carroll Mansion and Westminster Hall)

The Black Cat Ball & Poe House 75th Anniversary Diamond Gala

Venue

The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum 203 N. Amity Street Baltimore, MD 21223