Hold a New Tournament
Events: fencing, melee fighting and jousting
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: one week
Awards: first place winner(s)
Top Prizes: moderate sums of money
Crowd: full of hecklers
Betting: unofficial - rigged odds
Other Entertainment: musical contest(s), professional hecklers, a storytelling contest and local bards
Competitors of interest:
The mysterious stranger who knows quite a few unorthodox tricks.
The wandering fighter who is a long shot to win.
The foreign noble who came from nowhere.
The precocious commoner who may not be in it to win.
The odd foreigner who is highly talented.