“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” — Edgar Allan Poe


It's official: 2023 was the absolute biggest and best Poe Fest International on record! Double the vendors, double the events and tours, nearly 3000 attendees estimated over two days, our biggest crowd yet. All proceeds support the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore. On the 10th aniversary of Poe Baltimore's stewardship of the museum, thank you to everyone who made this month the biggest POE-tober since our founding.

Couldn't join us this year? You can still see all the Poe things! Official photos from the street festival and The Black Cat Ball have posted, and for Halloween we will stream The Best of Poe Fest, a compilation of the best events and stage moments from festival weekend. The video also includes the WINNERS of the 2023 Saturday Visiter Awards. Happy Halloween, Poe Nation! Still want more? Check out festival gear in the Poe House Gift Shop, also featuring a first look at commemoratives for the upcoming 75th Anniversary of Poe House!
Yours in Poe,

Enrica Jang
Director, Poe Baltimore

P.S. Deadline for Maryland High School students to enter the YOUNG Saturday Visiter Awards is November 17!