Exhibiting at The Gathering

Everything you need to know

Our Mission

The Mess Tent, which is the space where we host all our exhibitors at TG is a dynamic space for men to hang out, eat, drink, chat, listen to music and engage with our exhibitors.

Our vision for this space is a fun and interesting melting pot of information, sign-ups, projects, resources, charities and more to inspire and equip the men at TG.

We have found that after 10 years of running TG, our exhibitors will get the most from the experience when their area offers engagement, fun, and an activity or some creativity in how it communicates to the men in the mess tent.


So, if exhibiting is for you, that’s great!

Please follow the link at the bottom to register interest, let us know your email and charity or organisation name and we will send you the booking form link and create the invoice and so on.
Please note, in some cases the style and set up at The Gathering doesn’t match every charity or organisation that looks to exhibit, but we can chat about that if that’s the case. Thanks again for being interested in exhibiting at TG23!


Engagement ideas

We ask that you pick one of these or let us know your own idea for the event.

The engagement aspect of your area doesn’t need to be expensive and difficult to run, we have found some of the simplest ideas work the best, just something to attract the guys and draw them in.

Challenges are popular.

  • Strength challenge – timed with a prize to the strongest
  • Grip challenge – timed with a prize to the strongest
  • Mind games, memory games, skill puzzles or challenges
  • Reaction speed challenges
  • Team work challenges, building a wall, the highest tower with certain items
  • Chilli eating, food tasting without seeing what the items are

All of these things, with a prize and a competitive element will work well and encourage guys to engage and interact with you.

If you have some budget or access to certain kit:

  • A driving simulator
  • Gaming console with a simple skills-based game, VR
  • Face painting
  • A dart board and a challenge or high score for the weekend


Each pitch includes two members of staff to the Gathering. We fully recommend two team members to ensure that the stand can be manned at all key times during the weekend.
Please Note - any additional team members will need to purchase a ticket for the event £139.

Outside Pitch

If you wanted to go even bigger, we have the space outside.

  • Wheelbarrow Race (Relay Race with Wheelbarrows)
  • Strange bike to ride
  • A team challenge
  • Corn Hole
  • Viking dress up or some selection of costumes with a selfie

If you are interested in an external pitch please contact the office to discuss size and costs.

Internal pitch

Each pitch in the mess tent comes with a trestle table and chairs if required. Power can be provided on request (single power sockets for low energy usage), all equipment used on-site will require a PAT certificate.

  • Small : 1 x 1.8m = £300
  • Standard : 2 x 3m = £350

Programme Advertisement

Every exhibitor will have their organisation listed in the The Gathering programme, a copy of the programme will be given to every attendee at the weekend. We can also offer you a larger advert in the programme which is a great signpost for you and your organisation’s message, especially as most will take it home, so your ‘exhibit’ doesn’t have to end when the weekend does.

Prices are the same as last year:

  • Full page (A5 portrait) £130
  • Half page (A6 landscape) £70

Additional Information

You will have free access to water, tea and coffee.

This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire guys and connect them with the wider range of Christian resources and events available, but we do not permit financial sign-ups and pledges to be taken or asked for at TG from our exhibitor's spaces.


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