July 12: Night catfishing at Motts Reservoir begins. Fish from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Boats must meet lighting standards for night fishing. Prices range from $3 to $8. Bait is available. Additional night fishing dates are Aug. 16 and 30 and Sept. 13.
Aug. 9-11: Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show, Richmond raceway Complex. Daily seminars. Virginia Deer Classic contest and Virginia State Turkey Calling Contest. More than 175 exhibitor booths. Free parking. $10 admission (cash only). 16 and under free. Sunday only: Active military & first responders get in free. For full schedules and entry details, see sportsmanshow.com.
Sept. 6: Fredericksburg Ducks Unlimited 49th annual Crab & Beef Feast. Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. All-you-can-eat crabs, raffles, on-site beer truck, open bar with local spirits, live music, beef tenderloin dinner and live auction. Tickets available at fredericksburgdu.org or the Made in Virginia Store, 920 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg.