“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Pavers for Poe Fest International

Donate a PAVER FOR POE in the new walkway at "Poe Park", get first access to VIP Death Weekend Bus Tour tickets at the 2022 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in October! Tour tickets sell out quickly. Reserve this year's tickets before they go on sale to the general public in July. The VIP package also includes a 2022 Poe Fest International official t-shirt!

PLUS, by donating a PAVER FOR POE by June 30, you will see your paver in the new "Poe Park" walkway at the festival in October this year! Personalize a 4"x8" paver (includes 3 lines of text) and then visit your very own piece of Poe's legacy at Poe Fest International in October.

***Can't travel to Baltimore but still want to donate a paver for Poe? We have a special RavenBeer gift pack and virtual program option just for you!***

Support for Poe House

The "Poe Park" walkway is a central feature of the festival grounds and a permanent fixture and lasting tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's legacy in Baltimore. Visitors from around the world see this beautiful gift just steps away from Poe's chamber door. Paver donations support operations and programming at The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore.

Your Pavers for Poe Fest Int'l package includes:
--4" x 8" personalized, engraved paver
--A seat on the VIP Death Weekend Bus Tour (option to purchase one companion ticket at checkout)
--Long-sleeve 2022 Poe Fest International T-shirt for pickup at the festival
Pavers are guaranteed to be installed in time for the 5th Annual Poe Fest International, October 8 & 9, 2022.

About the festival:

Poe Fest International is a free, two-day outdoor event featuring Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts. The festival will be 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 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 Poe Studies Association and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. October 8 & 9 is also “Death Weekend”, commemorating the 173rd anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore. Visit PoeFestInternational.org for more vendors and program details, even more TBA. Admission to Poe Fest International is FREE.

You will also 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 Poe’s grave, and the sites where Poe was found and passed away. Our newest installation, the "Edgar & Virginia Poe Death Exhibit" is also included in the VIP Death Weekend Bus Tour.

Our Thanks

This festival is made possible by grant funding from Visit Baltimore, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority & The Baltimore National Heritage Area, Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities #MDHumanities. Sponsorship, programs and volunteers by Poe Baltimore, La Cite LLC & Center/West, The Lord Baltimore Hotel, Poe's Magic Theater, University of Maryland Carey Law School Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, The Poe Museum (Richmond), The Enoch Pratt Free Library, The National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre, and RavenBeer.