FAIR PARK -- Big Tex is welcoming the Budweiser Clydesdales to the State Fair of Texas. The world-famous horses haven't been seen at the fair since 2005.
“The Budweiser Clydesdales were always a huge attraction at the Fair and we are so excited to welcome them back as one of our featured exhibits this year,” says State Fair President Mitchell Glieber. “The State Fair of Texas is an event built on 130 years of tradition, and the Clydesdales bring people that same sense of tradition and history. Getting to see the Budweiser Clydesdales in person is not something you experience every day, and this is definitely an experience you can share with the whole family.”
The Clydesdales go back to 1933, when August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with a gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of the Prohibition of beer. The rest is history.
Guests will be able to see the horses up close and learn about their history from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Budweiser Clydesdales Stable Display in Chevrolet Park Plaza all 24 days of the State Fair.