Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held seasonally
Events: throwing (javelins, etc) and martial arts
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: two weeks
Awards: first and second place
Top Prizes: good equipment (armor, etc)
Crowd: will applaud any good effort
Betting: official and unofficial
Other Entertainment: professional hecklers, a storytelling contest and magic shows
Competitors of interest:
The jaded warrior who is a long shot to win.
The wandering fighter who is relatively well-known.
The local favourite who has more wit than skill.
The arrogant knight who practices an usual style.
The foreign savage who is surprisingly agile.
The determined youth who has quite a few fans.