TrawlerFest is starting to feel really comfortable in its Baltimore digs. The niche powerboat show and education series returns to the Harbor East neighborhood Oct. 6-10, 2020 with dozens of cruising craft, seasoned instructors and a seminar mix that includes perennial favorites and entirely new topics.

TrawlerFest Baltimore

TrawlerFest Baltimore

Not only is the event location a winner—Harbor East Marina and nearby Hilton and Marriott hotels for the seminars—but the sheer quantity of things to do within walking distance is astonishing and surprisingly on topic, given the maritime heritage of the Fells Point neighborhood, a couple blocks down the road.

Fells Point

Fells Point

You can hone your nautical skills in the morning, walk the docks in the afternoon and then retreat for cocktails at the bar where Edgar Allen Poe quaffed his last (before croaking like a raven). The name of Poe’s last tavern, by the way, is The Horse You Came in On. For dinner, there are all sorts of ethnic and seafood choices, including Duck Duck Goose and the “world famous” Bertha’s Mussels, whose reputation first spread via bumper sticker.

Bertha's Mussels 

Bertha's Mussels 

Early October is weatherwise probably the most comfortable time of year to walk these waterfront streets with high temperatures averaging in the low 70s.

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Mark your calendars and stand by for more information about boats, seminars and our rendezvous-style nightlife schedule. This is third year for TrawlerFest in Baltimore, brought to you by the same people that publish Passagemaker magazine.

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