“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary...” — 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 4-6, 2024! 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 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 Poe Studies Association and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

General Admission to Poe Fest International is FREE. The winners of the 2024 Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards will also be announced festival weekend!

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.
Poe Baltimore Events
Poe Baltimore Events
Find out what’s happening at Poe House and beyond on our event calendar.
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!