FAQs & Pegasus Pin Updates



The Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin Program Grand Prize Drawings are being suspended at this time.  Derby Festival recognizes the importance of public health and safety – it is always the Festival’s top priority and we appreciate everything that is being done to help protect all of us. 


Have A Pin? Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • If you have purchased a Pegasus Pin, hang on to it while we work through the process of rescheduling the Festival for later in the year. The schedule may look a little different as we move things into a new timeframe, but our goal is to have Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon, the Pegasus Parade, Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon, as well as many other events in between.
  • You can continue to register online HERE at pegasuspins.com. Once the re-scheduling of Kentucky Derby Festival events is confirmed the Pegasus Pin Program and Grand Prize Drawings will resume.  We still have 8 great prizes available, as well as a 2020 Honda CR-V!
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at pegasuspins@kdf.org or visit the website, pegasuspins.com


Why a Pegasus?

The Pegasus Pin was modeled after the Kentucky Derby Festival’s traditional symbol of the Pegasus, which was established with the very first Pegasus Parade (The Pegasus Parade was also the event that started it all!). Dubbed the “Pegasus” Parade for the winged horse of Greek mythology, the first event was to symbolize the magic, energy and excitement the Festival hoped to generate before it was fully established.


How much is a Pegasus Pin?

The Pegasus Pins are $6.00 if you buy them in advance from one of our retail partners, and $7.00 at the gate of the event.

The Festival Fun Pack has the best savings for a Family – 5 Pegasus Pins in one envelope, for $25.00. (That’s $5 in savings!)


When can I buy a Pegasus Pin?

The Pegasus Pin Program kicks off when pins arrive at all retailers on March 2nd, 2020!


Where can I buy a Pegasus Pin?

Purchase NOW by visiting our online store HERE.

We’re in retailers across Louisville and Southern Indiana, including grocery stores like Kroger & Meijer, pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS, and many local shops! Click here to view the full list of Pegasus Pin retailers.


Why should I register my pin?

Registering your pins unlocks your chances to win in the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin Sponsorship Program!

Each week you’ll have the opportunity to win in one of the Weekly Grand Prize Drawings.

Registering your Gold Pin Sponsorship also makes you eligible for a chance to win the Gold Pin Winner Grand Prize, a donated 2020 Honda CR-V from Kentuckiana Honda Dealers..


Which pins can I register?

You can register ANY Pegasus Pin! The Pegasus Pin is a $6.00 minimum sponsorship investment and comes in a Pegasus Pin Envelope with a Registration Card. This includes both the Main plastic Pegasus Pin & the Gold Winner Plastic Pegasus Pin. (Metal pins are not eligible.)


What are my chances of winning with a pin?

Anyone who becomes a Pegasus Pin Sponsor by purchasing a Pin at $6 or more, wins by supporting the Festival’s ability to produce FREE events for the community. Pegasus Pin sponsor (purchasers) can register for the eight (8) Weekly Prize Drawings, and receive a bundle of offers from some of our corporate sponsors.

Approximately 1 in 20 Pegasus Sponsorship envelopes contain a Gold Winner Pegasus Pin (the Gold version of the Pegasus Pin), which is the only Pin eligible for the Gold Pin Winner Grand Prize, a donated 2020 Honda CR-V from Kentuckiana Honda Dealers.


How many pins can I register?

You can register as many pins as you want! The more pins you purchase to Sponsor the Festival, the more chances you will have to win.


What are the Coupon Offers?

You can find a full list of the Coupon offers HERE.


What is the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin Sponsorship Program?

It is the many benefits that Pegasus Pin Sponsors receive when they support the Kentucky Derby Festival by purchasing an Official 2020 Pegasus Pin for $6 or more. Proceeds from the sales of Pegasus Pins allow the Festival to provide free events to the public like the Pegasus Parade & Thunder Over Louisville, just to name a few.

In addition to Free Entry to all Pin Admission Festival Events, the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin Sponsorship Program includes the following benefits:

  • Every 2020 Pegasus Pin, including Gold Pin Winners, are eligible to win a Weekly Grand Prize, which begins in March 2020.
  • Gold Winner Pegasus Pins are eligible for the Gold Pin Winner Grand Prize of a 2020 Honda CR-V. The Gold Pin Winner Grand Prize Drawing will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020.
  • Your Gold Winner Pegasus Pin is yours to keep after registering for the Grand Prize Drawings online.

*In order to be eligible for these benefits, Pegasus Pin Sponsors (purchasers) must register their pins by downloading the Festival’s app or at pegasuspins.com and entering the registration code. Each Pegasus Pin Envelope includes a “registration card” with an alphanumeric number and three (3) valuable coupons.


What is the Festival Fun Pack of Pegasus Pins?

Festival Fun Packs are $25.00. Packs have five (5) individual Pegasus Pins. This bundled opportunity offers $5 in savings, as well as exclusive coupon offers geared toward family fun from Festival Sponsors.


How many possible prizes are there?

There are ten (10) Weekly Grand Prize drawings, over the course of eight (8) weeks, with most Prizes valued at $2,500 or more. You can find a full list of those HERE.

With a Gold Winner Pegasus Pin, an additional 11th Grand Prize of a 2020 Honda CR-V from Kentuckiana Honda Dealers is possible.


Does my child need a Pegasus Pin to get into events?

Children age 6 and under will not need a Pegasus Pin to get into events! All other children and adults will need their own Pegasus Pins to get into Pin Admission events. You can find a list of those events HERE, or find more information about our events in general by visiting our Event Schedule.


Which pins can I use to get into events?

You can use any 2020 Pegasus Pin to get into Pin Admission events. This includes the Official 2020 Pegasus Pin (plastic), the 2020 Gold Pegasus Pin (plastic), any of the 2020 Event Pins (metal), the 2020 Exchange Pin (plastic), 2020 BB&T BalloonFest Balloon Pins (metal), and 2020 Corporate Pins (metal).


What are event pins?

Event pins are a collection of metal Pins created every year to represent select Derby Festival events. Each Pin represents a different event, which means that there are sometimes over 100 different designs to be collected. Each metal event pin can be used as entry to Pin Admission events, and are typically seen as collector items. Most event pins are $8.


Where do Pegasus Pin proceeds go?

Proceeds from the sales of Pegasus Pins allow the Festival to provide free events to the public such as the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade and Thunder Over Louisville just to name a few.  In all over 60% of the events are free to the public.


If you have any further questions about the Pegasus Pin Sponsorship Program, please contact the Pin Program for more information at (502) 572-3846 or email at PegasusPins@kdf.org.