Hold a New Tournament
Reason: sponsored by an individual
Events: magical duels, jousting and fencing
Length: one week
Awards: first place and an honorable mention
Top Prizes: good equipment (armor, etc)
Crowd: very large
Betting: official - fair odds
Other Entertainment: hired bards, parades, a storytelling contest and professional hecklers
Competitors of interest:
The foreign noble who has little practical skill.
The flirtatious bard who practices an usual style.
The arrogant knight who may not be in it to win.
The gangly youth who is frighteningly fast.
The proud youth who has already made a few enemies.
The musclebound brute who is fiercly competetive.