Budweiser Clydesdales coming to SW Florida
They heralded a new era of prosperity for Anheuser-Busch,
and a weary nation’s return to optimism. From their first appearance in 1933 to
their enduring presence on the American landscape, the Clydesdales are more
than the symbol of Budweiser beer; they are the living embodiment of America’s
great industrial spirit.
More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first
developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most
easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower
leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of
pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.
The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance
on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their
father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the
original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and
drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined
Here’s where the Budweiser Clydesdales’ tour stops are in SW Florida:
Saturday, Feb. 29: Club Square, 4706 S.E. 11th Place, Cape Coral. 3 – 5pm.
Sunday, March 1: McGregor Pointe Shopping Center, 15271 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 3 – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 2: The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. 2 – 4p.m.
Tuesday, March 3: CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit www.budweiser.com for more info