FAYETTEVILLE- The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will march into Fayetteville on Friday, December 1, making a stop on the University of Arkansas campus during their stay.
The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed to the iconic turn-of-the-century beer wagon on Friday, December 1 for an appearance and photo opportunities from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baum-Walker Stadium East Parking lot located at the corner of Razorback Road and Baum Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
The Clydesdales’ appearance in Fayetteville is one of hundreds made annually by three teams of traveling hitches based out of operational headquarters located at the St. Louis Brewery in Missouri. Brought to the U.S. in the mid-1800s as draft horses used for farm work, Clydesdales today are used primarily for breeding and show.
The Clydesdales have been the mascot of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, when a team of these majestic horses was presented to August A. Busch Sr. to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Nearly 90 years later, the celebrity horses are staples of fairs, festivals and sporting events. Most notably, the Clydesdales have marched in two presidential inauguration parades.
In addition to the appearances, they make across the country, the Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed in St. Louis at the Anheuser-Busch brewery and at Grant’s Farm as well as at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located in Boonville, Missouri. For more information, visit www.BudweiserTours.com.
Note to Our Readers: The previous story was sourced directly and in its entirety from the University of Arkansas Office of Communications, Kevin Trainor.