Mage Duels: Friday May 1st, 20:00 US Central
One-on-one fights allowing magic, using nonlethal force until one side yields or is unable to fight back.
At the beginning of the match, both contestants enter the arena without having cast any spells. The person running the event may choose to dispel contestants if there is suspicion of magic in play.
The crowd is drawn away from the immediate range of the ring, as protection from any collateral damage.
Thereafter, exchanges happen at two calls, made by the contest's organizer--
Defense call, which allows the contestants to cast a spell which does not harm their opponent.
Attack call, which allows the contestants to cast a spell which does harm their opponent or alters the field.
If, on any call, neither contestant casts a spell, the remainder of the contest is handled as a spar, with spells still allowed until the conclusion.
Either contestant may, at any time, yield. At such a time, the opponent is declared the winner.
If at any point a contestant is unable to adequately defend himself or herself*, the person running the event may intervene and declare a winner.
* OOC: this is "knocked out" in this Greengrass, though the rules written for contestants would be in the format of "the ref will stop the fight once there's an obvious winner."
** Also OOC: the arena is rigged to convert your spell damage into subdual damage at the end of the round, so you don't have to do anything but not hit bystanders when fireballing each other.
Pie Eating: Saturday May 2nd, 13:00 US Central
A contest of endurance, forcing oneself to eat as many pies as possible in a confined span of time. Winner determined by an assessment of volume and thoroughness.
If any contestant is unable to remain seated, they are removed from the contest.
If any contestant has a reversal of fortune*, they are removed from the contest.
Every round, everyone rolls dex DC 10. Eating pies without hands is difficult, and just getting pies from pan to gut requires some skill. Everyone who rolls 10+ has eaten a pie.
Everyone may eat a number of pies equal to their constitution modifier before rolling any checks. Thereafter, they must roll a constitution check at DC 10+(the number of pies eaten)-(constitution modifier) [e.g. if I have 16 con, I eat 3 pies for just the dex check; my fourth pie requires DC 11 con; my fifth pie requires DC 12 con]. A failed check is collapsing, vomiting, or some other exit to the contest by the fun and narrative creativity of the player.
Food continues for 10 rolls, and then the winner is dubbed.
Dirty no-good cheaters would expect to have their cheatey skills resisted by the contest judges, and potentially audience members; obviously, getting caught stuffing pockets with pie would be disqualification.
Sparring: Saturday May 2nd, 20:00 US Central
One-on-one fights using nonlethal force until one side yields or is unable to fight back.
When both contestants declare themselves ready, the organizer calls the beginning and both contestants engage in melee fighting.
If either contestant casts a spell, uses an object which casts a spell, or consumes any magical potion, bauble, or device, that contestant is considered to have forfeit and their opponent is declared the winner.
If either contestant yields, their opponent is declared the winner.
If at any point a contestant is unable to adequately defend himself or herself, the person running the event may intervene and declare a winner.
Archery: Sunday May 3rd, 10:00 US Central
A contest of accuracy, striking targets with increasing difficulty until one side misses.
Once satisfied with the targets, the range is called hot and all observers are to move behind the starting marks. Both archers line on the closest mark, and fire on the target.
If both archers strike equally-narrow portions of the target they step back to the next mark and fire again, and continue to move back for the next rounds if they continue to tie.
If the archers are at the final mark, they each make a specific condition for a shot, such as firing with the off hand. If one archer hits the opponent's call and the opponent misses their call, the contest is won.
If at any earlier mark, an archer strikes a more-central ring than their opponent, the contest is won.
OOC: Ranged attack rolls vs. AC 10, 15, 20, etc -- when it gets to called shots, archers get to make up something fun and narrative, but then they just pick the AC they're rolling against for the mechanical resolution. Once one side hits and the other side misses, it's game for the one who hit.
Art and Poetry: Sunday May 3rd, 18:00 US Central
A contest of artistry, creating some artistic presentation entertainment or contemplation of those gathered for Greengrass, winner determined by a panel of judges.
Any performance which does not violate the laws of Selûne* are appropriate.
* That is, normal laws. Technically, Selûne wouldn't have a lot of purely-social hangups because FR, but let's keep Greengrass family friendly so everyone can participate.