World Champion Squirrel Cook Off
World Champion Squirrel Cook Off., on Sept. 10.. Zohar Lazar

World Champion Squirrel Cook Off
Whip up your finest bushytail recipe and prove once and for all that squirrel makes for fine grub. Past entries have included squirrel pizza and squirrel ice cream.
Bentonville, Ark., Sept. 10

Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
This decades-old competition doles out daily, weekly, and overall prizes, so grab your gear and brace for the blitz.
Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Sept. 11–Oct. 15

Lake Fork Flyathlon
Need an excuse to get in shape? This fund-raiser pairs trail running with two of our favorite things—flyfishing and craft beer.
Gunnison, Colo., Sept. 23–25