Hold a New Tournament
Reason: held monthly
Events: fencing, archery, team fighting, jousting and throwing (javelins, etc)
Style: round robin / points-based
Length: nearly a week
Awards: first, second and third place
Top Prizes: contest-related (eg, horses for jousting)
Crowd: very large
Betting: unofficial - heavily punished
Other Entertainment: magic shows and staged exhibitions
Competitors of interest:
The disgraced noble who has already made a few enemies.
The precocious commoner who is surprisingly agile.
The tricky rogue who is relatively well-known.
The hulking barbarian who is suspected of cheating.
The charismatic warrior who is highly talented.
The local favourite who came from nowhere.