A Toast Among Ghosts

Saturday, September 28, 2019 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Reisterstown Branch Library - 21 Cockeys Mill Rd
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Chat with Poe among the graves and make a toast among ghosts!

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library invites you to join Edgar Allan Poe at Reisterstown Branch for A Toast Among Ghosts, a spooky night of fun, food and beer in a historic cemetery.

The Reisterstown Branch was formerly the Franklin Academy, where in 1831, Edgar Allan Poe applied to be the headmaster. He wasn't selected, but maybe it's time Poe returned to one of his old haunts. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. To honor his life and legacy, we're remembering the anniversary of his death in a macabre way he'd truly appreciate...in a graveyard!

There will be live music by local bands Rock Creek Revival, Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings and Edgar Allan & the Poe Boys; local food vendors; beer and wine; famed Edgar Allan Poe impersonator David Keltz (found, appropriately enough, in the graveyard); a Reisterstown founder John Reister impersonator; ghost stories around a fire pit as well as guided tours through the historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery (est. 1764).

Our beer vendor is once again RavenBeer! We can't think of a better partner. Drink tickets are $5 each and must be purchased at the drink ticket tables. Please note: Drinks can only be purchased with drink tickets. No payment is accepted at the wine or beer booths.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Save time and avoid the drink ticket lines with VIP tickets, available while supplies last for $40. VIP tickets come with a swag bag that includes 2018 commemorative pint glass, a "Poe Toasting" print and two drink tickets. There are limited VIP tickets available, so get them while you can! Tickets are available at foundationforbcpl.org.

*This is a 21+ event.

**Seating is limited so feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

***Event is rain or moon shine.

Thank you to our sponsors: Mt. Moriah Charitable Foundation, Bransfield Motor Company, Katzen Eye Group, Sawmill Marketing, Baltimore T-Shirt Company, James Cooke, Chip and Cathy Hiebler, and our media sponsor Baltimore Style.

Chat with Poe among the graves and make a toast among ghosts!


All Dates

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Reisterstown Improvement Association
P.O. Box 856, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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