A Toast Among Ghosts 2022

Lo! 't is a gala night!

Join us for A Toast Among Ghosts on Saturday, October 15, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and enjoy a spooky night of fun, food and beer in a historic cemetery at the Reisterstown Branch.

The historic Reisterstown Branch was formerly the Franklin Academy, where in 1831, Edgar Allan Poe applied to be the headmaster. He wasn't selected, but every year, Poe returns to one of his old haunts.

Enjoy live music from local bands Edgar Allan & the Poe Boys and Porch Setters Union, food from Just Like Home Indian Cuisine, Flash Crabcake Company and The Reister's Daughter, beer from RavenBeer, wine, local authors and vendors, famed Edgar Allan Poe impersonator David Keltz (found, appropriately enough, in the graveyard), portrayals of historic Reisterstown residents, ghost stories around a fire pit (see short story contest info below) and guided tours through the moonlit historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery (est. 1764).

The theme this year is "MoonLit Masquerade." Wear a masquerade-style mask and/or costume to enter our MoonLit Masquerade contest, bonus points if your mask is literary-inspired.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (if tickets are still available - tickets have sold out in advance the last several years). VIP tickets are $50 and include a swag bag with a commemorative pint glass, a Poe Toasting print, two drink tickets and more.

This is a 21+ event and it is held rain or shine. (No refunds.)

Have more questions about the event? Check out our FAQ.

Want to be a vendor in our Red Masque Market? Download our vendor form or fill out the online vendor form to apply. Spaces are limited. Deadline for applications is September 15 or when the market is at capacity. One 6-foot tables is provided per application. You may provide one additional table (up to 6 feet), but please let us know. Vendors must provide their own battery-powered lighting.

(The market is for non food vendors only. If you're interested in being a food vendor, email Julie Saxenmeyer for more information.)

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