March 1, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Looking for a sign that spring is just around the corner? Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins will be available at over 1,000 locations starting Monday, March 4! The pins can be found at grocery stores, gas stations, banks and other retail outlets around Kentuckiana – from Elizabethtown to Louisville and in Southern Indiana – as well as online at PegasusPins.com. The pins are $6 each at retail locations and $7 at the entrance to events. Festival Fun Packs, which include a Commemorative “Pegasus Power” Superhero Pin and 4 Pegasus Pins, also return this year for $25.

The Festival is giving away 8 Weekly Grand Prizes and any 2019 Pegasus Pin will be your opportunity to win! To be eligible to win any of the prizes, pins must be registered online at PegasusPins.com. The prizes will be given away weekly beginning Friday, March 15, through Friday, May 3. To find out if your pin is a winner, tune into Wave 3 News for the Weekly Grand Prize Drawings and the Gold Winner Pin Drawing.

2019 Weekly Grand Prizes include:

  • Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Speakeasy Bourbon Party
  • $2,500 Main Event Entertainment Gift Card
  • $2,500 AAA Travel Credit
  • $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
  • $2,500 Papa John’s Gift Card
  • $2,500 Meijer Shopping Spree
  • $2,500 Kroger Fuel Card
  • $2,500 Kroger Grocery Card

Pegasus Pin purchasers also have the opportunity to win one of the coveted Gold Winner Pegasus Pins. With over 12,000 of these pins in circulation, the odds of finding a gold winner Pegasus Pin are approximately 1 in 20. In addition to the Weekly Grand Prizes, Gold Pin Winners are also eligible for a chance to win a 2019 Honda CR-V to be given away Friday, May 10, on WAVE 3 News.

Along with the chance to win Grand Prizes, each Pegasus Pin envelope also includes 3 coupons provided by retail partners including Kroger, Papa Johns, Meijer, Main Event, Cox’s Smoker’s Outlet & Spirit Shoppe and Liquor Barn/Party Mart, to name a few.

The Festival is hosting a Pegasus Pin Party on Tuesday, March 5, to kick off the pin wearin’ season. It will be held at Main Event in Louisville (12500 Sycamore Station Place) from 6 PM – 8 PM. Those wearing a 2019 Pegasus Pin get a FREE $10 Main Event FUNCard for games!

This year’s pin design is inspired by the Festival’s official uniform jacket, just released last spring. The plastic pin is a miniature version of the jacket in fuchsia and Caribbean blue.

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. The 1973 version of the pin is valued at $800-$1,000 and it’s rare to find them. 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. More than 250,000 of the pins are produced each year.