Poe Arts Festival


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This site will contain all the important details about the upcoming Poe Arts Festival:

When: Friday October 26th, 2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Main registration: @ 611 Spring Garden in the sponsoring German Society of Pennsylvania 

In conjunction with the Society's Poe Arts Festival, 

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site will be open from 5:00--9:00 p.m. Visitors may explore the historic home and exhibits and hear dramatic re-telling of "The Black Cat" in the cellar and hear Edgar Poe recite his favorite poems.”

How Much: 

$10 per person to enter

$25 per person for Cider tasting

Come in Costume to win a prize!!! 




Join Philadelphia's favorite drinks author Marnie Old for a seated, guided tasting of alcoholic apple ciders that sketches the extraordinary history and delicious style range of one of the most common American tipples available in Edgar Allan Poe's lifetime. Discover the disquieting truth, stranger than fiction, of the undead nature of all fermented drinks, which proved so inspiring to the celebrated author... $25 per person

Poe Head 

Poe Head will be selling there awesome Poe Inspired  merchandise 

Poe Movies

Poe Movies all be featuring 2 Poe films, The Cask of Amontillado and The Raven.

Get Your Costume on

Prizes for great costumes! 

The German Society of Pennsylvania is producing the third annual Poe Arts Festival to be held the evening of Friday, October 26 2018. 

The German Society's historic 1889 headquarters building will provide participants with a variety of arts, performances, talks, tours, and activities that celebrate Poe and his artistic legacy. 

Poe, one of the most important authors this country has ever produced, continues to be influential both here and in Europe. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of the macabre. He was the inventor of detective fiction and one of the nation's first short story writers. 

Edgar Allan Poe NHS, located at 532 North 7th Street, is where he lived with his family in 1843.

Its three floors and basement rooms allow visitors to come in contact with the spaces where he lived and wrote some of his most important works and struggled with poverty, his wife Virginia’s grave illness and his own personal demons. 

Special tours of the house after dark will feature actors reciting some of the artist’s greatest works.  

The German Society, offers a remarkable historic facility for this event with its grand Horner Library, the Barthelmes Auditorium and the basement ratskeller. 

611 Spring Garden st. Philadelphia PA
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