Aug. 22, 2016. Louisville, KY. – You’re invited to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s fourth annual Pegasus Pin Party. The event is set for Saturday, August 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Festival’s headquarters at 1001 S. Third Street in Louisville.
The party will feature discount pricing on all past year pins, as well as a special raffle of a complete 2016 pin set, featuring over 100 pins from the 2016 Festival. Past Festival posters, postcards and collectible glasses will be available for purchase. Metal event, balloon and corporate pins from 1989 to 2016 will also be available at reduced prices. Plus, one-of-a-kind pin sets for events such as the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, Great Steamboat Race, Thunder Over Louisville and U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest will be part of a silent auction.
The Pegasus Pin provides an opportunity for the community to support Kentucky Derby Festival events every spring. Revenue generated from sales of the pins helps to underwrite the many free events of the not-for-profit Derby Festival, such as Thunder Over Louisville, Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, and the U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest.
The Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit civic organization that must raise all its funds privately to produce the annual two-week slate of nearly 70 events. In addition to corporate sponsorship and merchandising royalties, the community helps support the events it enjoys through the purchase of a Pegasus Pin.
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.