2014 Pegasus Pins unveiled, first Derby Festival event Thursday


by Amy Stallings


Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 6:23 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A sure sign that spring is on the way - this year's Pegasus Pins were unveiled Thursday morning!

The pins, which have become quite the collectible, will get you in to most Derby Festival Events, but there is something a little different this year.

When you purchase your 2014 Pegasus Pin, you can register to win one of eight prizes that will be drawn over an eight-week period. Any pin is eligible and the prizes range from free groceries to a Honda CRV. However, you must register your pin to win.

Pegasus Pins are available at the Hard Rock Cafe until March 2, then they will be available at other locations including local Kroger stores.

Click here to for more information about registering your pin.

And you can use your Pegasus Pin Thursday night at the first Derby Festival event - "Festival Unveiled."

The brand new event showcases several elements of the upcoming festival and you can get your first look at this year's official Kentucky Derby Festival poster.

Four Roses will serve up tastings of the bet Rose Julep and there is a silent auction.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Ice House.

Click here for a complete list of Kentucky Derby Festival events.