Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held monthly
Events: melee fighting, magical duels, throwing (javelins, etc) and jousting
Length: two days
Awards: first, second and third place
Top Prizes: moderate sums of money
Crowd: will applaud any good effort
Betting: unofficial - almost encouraged
Other Entertainment: local bards, acrobats and jugglers, parades and trained animals
Competitors of interest:
The devoted cleric who is all talk.
The gangly youth who has many rivals.
The flirtatious bard who is suspected of cheating.
The wandering fighter who has little practical skill.
The hulking barbarian who has good odds to win.
The jaded warrior who knows quite a few unorthodox tricks.
The showy mage who is very good.