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October 10, 2016

Inaugural Poe Arts Festival to take place Halloween weekend

Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre

The National Park Service and the German Society of Pennsylvania will host the inaugural Poe Arts Festival on Oct. 28. Known for his macabre tales, Edgar Allan Poe is a perfect pick to celebrate a few days before Halloween.

The festival will take place at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and the German Society's headquarters, which are located relatively close to each other.

Participants will be able to join in a variety of arts, performances, talks, tours and activities that celebrate Poe and his artistic legacy. 

• Take a special tour of the Poe House after dark, with actors reciting some of the author’s greatest works
Artist David Plunkert will present his recently published illustrated edition of Poe’s works
• There will be discussions on Poe's influences
View a special exhibition of artist Justin Duerr’s 80-foot long “Panoptic Story Scroll”

Tickets for the event are $10 per person. Beer and food will be available.

Poe Arts Festival

Friday, Oct. 28
5-10 p.m. | $10 per person
Poe National Historic Site: 532 N. 7th St.
German Society: 611 Spring Garden St.