Hold a New Tournament
Events: melee fighting, races, martial arts, archery and jousting
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: two days
Awards: first place winner(s)
Top Prizes: moderate sums of money
Crowd: wants to see blood
Betting: unofficial - tolerated
Other Entertainment: professional hecklers and a storytelling contest
Competitors of interest:
The menacing sorceror who is surprisingly agile.
The showy mage who will do anything to win.
The proud youth who is frighteningly fast.
The local favourite who is all talk.
The mysterious stranger who came from nowhere.