Budweiser Clydesdales to clip-clop through Stoughton, Madison next week

8-horse fleet to stop in Cottage Grove, too

MADISON, Wis. - The equine mascots for Budweiser beer will make a couple of stops in the Madison area next week. 

The Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to appear in Stoughton's Syttende Mai parade Sunday and at Brat Fest in Madison May 27 and 28, according to a news release. 

Budweiser's parent company, Anheuser-Busch, said the eight-horse fleet its their historic red beer wagon will be in the Norwegian Parade in Stoughton, which starts at 1:30 p.m. and runs from Mandt Park to Stoughton Plaza, according to the Stoughton city website

The Clydesdales will be at the World's Largest Brat Fest at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center on May 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and May 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m., according to the release. 

Rob McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser, said the Clydesdales tradition with the company dates back to 1933, when a six-horse hitch delivered the first cases of legal beer in 1933 after Prohibition. 

A Cottage Grove resident will also get a special delivery from the horses after winning a sweepstakes through the PIggly WIggly, Wisconsin Distributors said in the release. Between the parade and Brat Fest appearances, the horses will harness and hitch to the famous red beer wagon at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Piggly Wiggly at 421 West Cottage Grove Road.

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