Sept. 9, 2015. Louisville, KY. – You’re invited to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s third annual Pegasus Pin Party. The event is set for Saturday, September 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Festival’s headquarters at 1001 S. Third Street in Louisville.
The party will feature pin trading, discount pricing on all past year pins, as well as a special raffle of a complete “Instant Win” pin set featuring pins from 1987- 2016. Metal event, balloon and corporate pins from 1989 to 2015 will be available at reduced prices.
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.