Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the Inaugural International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards.

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival takes place this Saturday Oct 6 and Sunday Oct 7 directly across the street from the Poe House at 203 North Amity Street Baltimore, in the newly-built “Poe Park” at Center/West. The festival grounds will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This free, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts.

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), and The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. October 6 & 7 is also “Death Weekend”, commemorating the 169th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore.

For more information, visit https://poefestinternational.com/.

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