A Meal with the Master of the Macabre

Each fall season brings beautiful foliage and cooler temperatures to coastal Maine. But guests of Clay Hill Farm have come to anticipate this time of year for another reason. For the past six years, Clay Hill Farm has hosted a unique theatrical dining experience. Returning once again for its 7th year is the much anticipated performance of POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense.

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."- Edgar Allen Poe

Clay Hill Farm transforms the ambiance of their Veranda Room from a classic dining room into a dimly lit intimate setting.  Local actor Kirk Simpson morphs into a present-day Edgar Allen Poe narrating the dark and ominous works of the famous poet. Placing guests at center stage, Kirk eerily lurks around the dining room as he shares the writings of Poe.  Kirk’s dramatic readings keep guests intrigued as they enjoy modern cuisine created by Clay Hill Farm’s talented chef. 

As Halloween approaches and the nights get darker and colder, it’s the perfect setting for the theatrical performance of POE: Tales of Fear & Suspense. Clay Hill Farm will be hosting five shows with a special Halloween performance.  Guests are encouraged to arrive in costume.  In the years past, POE has sold out so reserve your tickets now. Click here for Show Schedule and Reservations.