I've been to a lot of Trawlerfests at Solomons Island MD. The early ones in the 90's were swell with great folks and funky old boats. The later ones are all new slow boats with rude salesman and nasty brokers.
The classes are good when they actually run as advertised. The early ones had problems with unpaid presenters not showing up. Audience paid and showed up though.
34' Marine Trader