The first shipment of 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins arrived at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 528 W. Main Street, and that will be the only place you can get them through March 1st.
Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Festival bourbon bottle to commemorate the 49th edition of the collectable pins. The bottle features a Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in hot pink wax on the neck of each bottle, and well sell for $74.99 starting March 11 while supplies last.
Since 1973, the Pegasus Pin program has become one of the primary sources of funding for the not-for-profit Derby Festival. Starting March 1, the pins will be available at retail locations including grocery stores, gas stations and banks around Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana, and online at PegasusPins.com. They will sell for $6 each.
New for 2021, there’s a surprise pin in every envelope! As a way to honor the tradition of the Festival, some envelopes will have the new 2021 Pegasus Pin, and others will have a vintage Pin from 1973 to 2020. For those only looking for the 2021 Pin, they can be purchased online at PegasusPins.com (beginning March 1). A 2021 Pegasus Pin is also guaranteed with the Variety Fun Pack, which includes 5 Pegasus Pins for only $25.
The Festival will give away 10 Grand Prizes over the course of eight weeks and any 2021 Pegasus Pin can win. The prizes will be given away on Fridays beginning Friday, March 12, through Friday, April 30 on WAVE 3 News. This year’s Weekly Grand Prizes include an Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Speakeasy Bourbon Party, $2,500 Main Event Entertainment Gift Card, $2,500 Great Clips package with haircuts for a year and a travel package, $2,500 AAA Vacation Package, $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, $3,000 Meijer Shopping Spree, $2,500 Papa John’s Gift Card for FREE pizza for a year, $2,500 Kroger Fuel Card, and $2,500 Kroger Grocery Card. The drawings will be broadcast on WAVE 3 News.
Those who find and register a Gold Pegasus Pin also have a chance to win a new $15,000 cash prize to be given away Friday, May 7, on WAVE 3 News. With nearly 10,000 gold pins in circulation, the odds of finding a Gold Pegasus Pin are approximately 1 in 10. And yes they still have the coupons from Great Clips, Belle of Louisville Riverboats, Feeders Supply, the Kentucky State Fair, and Kern’s Kitchen Derby-Pie Chocolate nut pie just to name a few.