02/23/24 – DERBY FESTIVAL’S FIRST SHIPMENT OF PEGASUS PINS ARRIVE

EVAN WILLIAMS CREATES SPECIAL GOLD PIN BOURBON BOTTLE

Friday, February 23, 2024. Louisville, KY. – The iconic symbol of the Kentucky Derby Festival and springtime in Louisville has arrived! The first shipment of the 2024 Derby Festival Pegasus Pins were delivered this morning to Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street in downtown Louisville’s Whiskey Row. It’s the first place you can purchase this year’s Pins starting today for $7 each. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbon Bottle to commemorate the 52nd edition of the collectible Pins. The bottle features a Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in silver wax on the neck of each bottle, as well as an Official 2024 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to the bottle.

The Derby Festival collaborated with Churchill Downs on this year’s special Pin design, which celebrates the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby. It features the Festival’s Pegasus symbol and official teal color along with the number “150” in red, a signature color of the Kentucky Derby.

“This year’s Pegasus Pin marks a special milestone for our city. We hope everyone will help us “Pin the Town Derby” to celebrate!” said Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO. “Along with being your ticket to Derby Festival fun, Pegasus Pins also include coupons to local retailers and any Pin is a chance to win one of our 15 weekly Grand Prizes.”

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (528 W. Main St.) will be the only location in town selling Pegasus Pins now through March 1st. The commemorative bottles are available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience beginning today and while supplies last for $84.99. Only 800 of the limited-edition bottles will be available.

“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is honored to host the annual bottle dipping of this limited Single Barrel release with the Kentucky Derby Festival,” said Jodie Filiatreau, Evan Willams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller. “We’re grateful for the Festival’s partnership especially as the Derby City celebrates the 150th running of this iconic race and the amazing events leading up to it.”

Starting Friday, March 1st, the Pins will be available at retail locations including grocery stores, gas stations, banks, and other retail outlets in Kentuckiana from Elizabethtown to Louisville, as well as in Southern Indiana. They can also be purchased online at PegasusPins.com. They will sell for $7 each at retail and $10 at events.

The Festival will give away a record 15 Grand Prizes over the course of eight weeks and ANY 2024 Pegasus Pin can win! The prizes will be given away on Fridays beginning Friday, March 15, through Friday, May 3, on WAVE. To be eligible for the drawings, fans need to register their pins online at PegasusPins.com.

This year’s Weekly Grand Prizes include: A $3,000 Evan Williams Bourbon Experience ‘Speakeasy Bourbon Party’; $2,500 in Main Event gift cards; $2,500 VISA gift card from Commonwealth Credit Union; $2,500 shopping spree to The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass 80+ Stores; $3,000 ticket package including Two VIP 4-Day Weekend Passes to the 2024 Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life music festivals; $5,000 Southern Indiana VIP Thunder Over Louisville Experience at Upland Jeffersonville; $2,500 Great Clips prize package; $2,500 in Publix gift cards; 3,000 Ashley shopping spree; $2,500 Columbia Sportswear Company gift card; $3,000 Meijer gift card; $2,500 ticket package including two Championship+ tickets to the 2024 PGA Championship; $2,500 Kroger grocery card; $3,000 Topgolf Six Month Platinum Elite 5-6 Individual Membership; and a $2,500 Kroger fuel card. The drawings will be broadcast on WAVE.

Those who find and register a Gold Winner Pegasus Pin also have a chance to win a $20,000 cash Grand Prize to be given away Friday, May 10th on WAVE. With more than 18,000 of these Pins in circulation, the odds of finding a Gold Winner Pegasus Pin are approximately 1 in 13.

Along with the chance to win Grand Prizes, each Pegasus Pin envelope also includes an offer from Great Clips and three coupons that could be from a variety of retail and business partners including Kroger, Meijer, Publix, Mike Linnig’s Restaurant, Main Event, the Kentucky State Fair, and Kern’s Kitchen Derby-Pie®, just to name a few.

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