DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THE CLUB RATE ($149.00) IS MARCH 1, 2022.
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at (859) 231-5100
Or Book your room online at the following link for quick & easy reservations:
Another Great Pepsi Fest has come to an end.
We had 166 attendees, 13 First Timers and 12 kids and a teenager!
Pepsi Fest #34
was canceled due to Covid-19.
Registration Form and schedule are available to download below.
Watch for information in the Oct-Dec 2021 and Jan-Mar 2022 PCCC Express Newsletters.
Information contact the PCCC Secretary
Pepsi Fest #33
PEPSI FEST #36 - March 17-19, 2022
Yahoo! Mountain Dew! - Pepsi Fest had a sub-theme this year as we celebrated 55 years of Mountain Dew as part of the Pepsi Family. Phillip Dillman presented an awesome seminar on the history of Mountain Dew. Along with our Silent Auction, Oral Auction, Pizza Party and Buffet Dinner (that we ate in by the light of flashlights and cellphones - as the wind blew down a pole outside the hotel), but it came back on in time for our Mini Collection displays and we topped off our final evening with a fantastic hat parade - over 30+ people participated. IF you missed it - you don't want to miss it next year ...
Pepsi Fest #35
(March 18-20, 2021)
was canceled due to Covid-19.
2021 Pepsi Fest Packet items
PEPSI FEST IS HEADING SOUTH FOR 2022
It was a long process trying to secure a hotel for Pepsi Fest 2022. We were unable to secure a hotel in Indianapolis that offered our requested dates – options included a Sunday thru Tuesday dates in March or dates in February or April. We did check out a few hotels that had our dates, but were in rough shape and promising they were going to be renovating soon – but we didn’t want Clarion Hotel 2.0 so we passed on those options.
So, we headed out of the Indianapolis and Indiana area and ended up in Lexington, KY.
Pepsi Fest 2022 (#36) will be held March 17-19, 2022 and it will be held at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The guest room rate is $149 per night plus tax. The hotel is waiving the daily resort fee for our event - although it will show up on your confirmation email or reservation total - but it will be removed at check out.
The reasons for not securing a hotel in Indianapolis were as follows: the Guest Room rates were from $125 to $230 per night. But all of the hotels wanted to charge us from $4,500 and up a day for meeting space, wanted to charge us $199.00 a day for a Hospitality Room and Registration Room, some did not permit room hopping, some wanted to charge us $10 per person to bring in our donated Pepsi products and most did not permit outside food (Pizza & Chips), being brought in. They had open end charges for electric use, AV services and clean up fees, and food requirements from $12,000 to $20,000 for the event. Based on their fees – registration fees would have to have been increased to at least $100 per person. We know Pepsi Club members would prefer to spend their money on buying Pepsi items – not on hotel service fees.
While the Griffin Gate room rate is higher than we have ever had – they have waived the $15 daily resort fee for our group – and they are not charging us for meeting rooms, Registration or Hospitality Suite, to bring in our donated Pepsi and Chips, and we can bring in Pizza at no charge. We are still planning on a catered meal from the hotel, but the amount is determined by our menu selection – so we found that this was the best option. The Hotel has newly renovated guest rooms and they are finishing up the renovations of the common areas which were to be completed by the end of September/early October – way before we arrive in March 2022. There is a restaurant and bar on site, and while there are no restaurants within walking distance, a short drive you have access to numerous restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart, and other retailers. The hotel is situated right off the highway with easy access and in a safe neighborhood.
You are encouraged to book your guest room early with the hotel, since it becomes more difficult to add rooms to our block the closer to the event dates we get. Submitting your Pepsi Fest Registration early also helps the Board in planning for food and events. So don’t delay – get registered TODAY!
We are all looking forward to once again being with our Pepsi Family in person, in a new city and a new hotel!
Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newton Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Click to download Floor Plan and Maps
of Griffin Gate Hotel
2020 Pepsi Fest Packet items
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download the forms as a PDF File.
Pepsi Fest began in 1987, when members of the Pepsi Cola Collectors Club met in Indianapolis for the first time ever. It is held in March every year in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the exception of 1998, when Pepsi Fest was held in New Bern, North Carolina to celebrate Pepsi's 100th anniversary. Pepsi Fest is a three day event where collectors are given the opportunity to buy and trade from each other, attend seminars on Pepsi memorabilia, and get to know each other at social functions. The purpose of this event is to bring Pepsi collectors together from all over the world. The ultimate goal of the event is fun!
Must Be a Member of the PCCC
to attend this event
or be a guest of a PCCC Member.
Click to download Registration Form & Schedule