Monday, March 7, 2022. Louisville, KY. – A sure sign that spring is near – Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins will be available at dozens of retail outlets starting today! This year the Festival is celebrating the 50th edition of the iconic plastic pins. They can be found at 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 $6 each at retail outlets and $7 at events.

This year’s pin design celebrates the 50th edition with the number 50 as a holographic image and includes a tribute to the very first Pegasus Pin created in 1973. The pin also features the Louisville skyline to symbolize the Derby Festival’s connection with the community.

The Festival will give away 10 Grand Prizes over the course of eight weeks and any 2022 Pegasus Pin can win. To be eligible for the drawings, fans need to register their pins online at PegasusPins.com.
The prizes will be given away on Fridays beginning Friday, March 18, through Friday, May 6. The drawings will be broadcast on WAVE.

2022 Weekly Grand Prizes:

  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Speakeasy Bourbon Party
  • $2,500 Main Event Entertainment Gift Card
  • $2,500 Great Clips package with haircuts for a year and a travel package
  • $3,000 Ashley Shopping Spree
  • $2,500 Commonwealth Credit Union Visa Gift Card
  • $2,500 Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet and Spirit Shoppe The Cox’s and Maker’s Mark Bourbon Experience
  • $3,000 Meijer Shopping Spree
  • $2,500 Kroger Fuel Card
  • $2,500 Kroger Grocery Card
  • $5,000 Cash Prize

Those who find and register a Gold Winner Pegasus Pin also have a chance to win the 2022 Honda HR-V Grand Prize to be given away Friday, May 13, 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 18.

Coverage Note: The Festival is hosting a Pegasus Pin Party on Tuesday, March 15 to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival Season! It will be held at Main Event in Louisville (12500 Sycamore Station Place) from 6PM- 8PM. Those wearing a 2022 Pegasus Pin get a FREE 30-minute FUNcard for Arcade Games at Main Event.

Along with the chance to win Grand Prizes, each Pegasus Pin envelope contains 3 coupon offers including one from Great Clips, as well as 14 others provided by retail partners including Mike Linnig’s, Rooties Sports Bar & Grill, the Kentucky State Fair, and Kern’s Kitchen Derby-Pie Chocolate nut pie just to name a few.

About Pegasus Pins: The Pegasus Pin Sponsorship program was started as an awareness campaign for the Derby Festival in 1973. At that time, only 10,000 of the plastic pins were produced. Since then, the pin sponsorships have become one of the primary sources of funding for Derby Festival events. A pin sponsorship investment is a way fans can support the Kentucky Derby Festival, a not-for-profit organization providing world-class entertainment.

June 21 - June 21