October 17, 2023. Louisville, KY. – Get your Golden Tickets! Taking a cue from Willy Wonka, the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation is selling a Golden Ticket for the 2024 Festival. The lucky winner and a guest will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime Derby Festival experience, including VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville, reserved seating at Derby 150 and much more. The Golden Ticket features a Derby Festival prize package valued at $7,098. This ultimate opportunity is THE ticket to some of Festival’s most anticipated (and often sold out) events. Raffle tickets are $50 each and ONLY 1,000 will be sold.

The 2024 Golden Ticket prize package includes the following:

  • 2 all-inclusive tickets to the 150th Kentucky Oaks and the historic 150th Kentucky Derby in Section 324 ($3,388)
  • A ride for 2 in a Hot-Air Balloon provided by SkyCab Balloon Promotions, Inc. ($450)
  • 2 tickets to The Fillies Derby Ball® ($600)
  • 2 tickets to BourbonVille® ($150)
  • 2 tickets to the They’re Off!® Luncheon ($260)
  • 2 VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville® ($400)
  • 2 tickets to the Great Steamboat Race on the Belle of Louisville ($400)
  • 2 tickets to WineFest ($150)
  • 2 VIP viewing seats at the Pegasus® Parade ($100)
  • 2 signed 2024 Kentucky Derby Festival Official Posters ($300)
  • $100 gift card for Official Kentucky Derby Festival Merchandise
  • 2 complete sets of 2024 Pegasus Pins and Event Pins – including a Gold Winner Pin ($600)
  • 2 memberships to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Thorobred VIP Program in 2025 ($200)

Raffle tickets are on sale NOW. They can be purchased online at KDF.org, in person at the Derby Festival office at 1001 S. Third St., or by calling (502) 584-FEST. The winner will be drawn on March 28, 2024, at the Dillard’s Spring Fashion Show at Caesars Southern Indiana. (You do not have to be present to win).

Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation – the charitable arm of the Derby Festival.

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