“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Fest International

Join fellow fans for a weekend of performances, movies, music and art.

Edgar Allan Poe Festival

Books, art, and music in the annual commemoration of Poe’s Death in Baltimore.

Saturday Visitor Awards

A new generation of artists and writers inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

About The Festival

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards returns to Baltimore the weekend of October 2 & 3, 2021! 2021 will see the return of in-person stage, vendors and tours, all proceeds to benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore. Of course, our soul from out pandemic’s shadow has not yet lifted, so expect both virtual and in-person program announcements as we proceed this year. Our aim is to make this death commemoration as lively (and safe!) as possible.

Want to Participate?

Exhibitors, vendors, volunteers and performers can visit this page to access applications. For all other questions, please visit PoeFestInternational.com.

Tickets & Visit
Tickets & Visit
Tour the Poe Baltimore house virtually with one of our interactive tours or in-person with a private tour.
Experience Poe
Experience Poe
Learn more about Edgar Allan Poe’s history with Baltimore, his works, places you can visit in the area, and more.
The Poe App
The Poe App
Enjoy our new mobile app, presented by Poe Baltimore, for visitors to the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. iOS and web version available!