A Toast Among Ghosts FAQ
Q: Who are the bands this year?
A: Performing on the main stage is Eli August accompanied by Thillman Benham on cello and Nightwatch Paradox.
Q: How do I enter and what time is the costume contest?
A: If you are entering the contest, please sign up at the Info Booth inside the branch. Meet next to the stage at 7:45 p.m. for judging. The contest starts at 8 p.m. and the winner will be announced on stage.
Q: How do I go on the cemetery tour?
A: Cemetery tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. Queue up at the Reisterstown Community Cemetery booth. The tour lasts 10-15 minutes. Attendees may go multiple times as space and time allow. John Reister and other ghostly characters will be in the cemetery.
Q: Where can I find Edgar Allan Poe?
A: Mr. Poe can be found in the cemetery just inside the gate. You may interact, take photos with him upon request, ask questions and even request a few lines of poetry. You do not need to join a tour group to visit with Mr. Poe.
Q: When and where are the ghost stories?
A: Ghost stories are told continuously throughout the evening around the Ghost Story Fire Pit. The winners of our Tales of the Dead short horror story contest read at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Our team of professional scarers (aka our librarians) fill in the other time slots.
Q: How do I purchase alcoholic beverages?
A: Beer and wine are available but can only be purchased with Drink Tickets. There are two Drink Ticket booths. You must have your hand stamped to purchase drink tickets. Beer is from RavenBeer Brewery. Soft drinks can be purchased from the food trucks.
Q: How do I get a commemorative glass or t-shirt?
A: Brand-new, redesigned 2021 commemorative pint glasses and t-shirts are available at the Merchandise booth, along with Poe mustaches and prints.
Q: Where are the bathrooms?
A: Bathrooms are located inside the branch. In addition, the newly renovated branch has a local history display and an Info booth. Guests may roam the stacks, but there are no checkouts.
Q: How much are raffle tickets?
A: Chances for a raffle prize basket are available at the Merchandise booth. Tickets are $10 each or three (3) for $20.
Q: Do I have to wear my mask the whole time?
A: Masks are encouraged but do not have to be worn while eating or drinking outdoors. Masks are required in the branch, per county mandate.