January 6, 2016. Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival is raffling its first-ever Golden Ticket for the upcoming 2016 Festival. The lucky winner will experience the Derby Festival like never before! Raffle tickets are 25 dollars each and ONLY 500 will be sold. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Foundation – the charitable arm of the Derby Festival. The Golden Ticket raffle is coordinated by The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer organization that works closely with the Derby Festival year-round.

The Golden Ticket includes a Derby Festival package valued at $1680. This is a once in a lifetime chance to attend many of the Festival’s most anticipated events

The Golden Ticket package includes:

  • 2 tickets to The Fillies Derby Ball
  • 2 tickets to They’re off! Luncheon
  • 2 VIP tickets to Thunder Over Louisville
  • 2 tickets to Taste of Derby Festival
  • 2 tickets to Children’s Tea with the Derby Festival Princesses
  • 2 tickets to WineFest
  • 2 tickets to the Great Steamboat Race on the Belle of Louisville
  • 2 review stand seats at the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade
  • 2 complete sets of Pegasus Pins – including a Gold Pin!

Raffle tickets are on sale NOW. They can be purchased at the Derby Festival office at 1001 S. Third Street in Louisville, by calling (502) 584-FEST, or online at KDF.org. The winner will be drawn at the Macy’s Spring Fashion Show, on Thursday, March 31.

About Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation:  The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation preserves the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage.  It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.

About Kentucky Derby Festival: The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people annually. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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