TUCSON, AZ, September 21, 2018 – The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make appearances in the area from September 26th through 30th.

The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at the following dates and locations:


Wednesday, September 26th: Single Horse Showing

Fry’s Food Store (555 E. Grant Rd.) from 4PM- 6PM


Thursday, September 27th: Single Horse Showing

Hops Sports Grill (120 S. Houghton Rd.) from 4PM- 6PM


Friday, September 28th: Tucson Dragway (12000 S. Houghton Rd.)

Gates open at 2PM

Full hitch parade at 4PM- 6PM

(General Admission Ticket Entry required)


Saturday, September 29th: Main Gate Square (University & Tyndall)

Full hitch showing approx. 4:30PM- 6:30PM


Sunday, September 30th: Single Horse Showing

Tucson Greek Fest (1145 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.) 1- 3PM

Entry starts at 12PM

(General Admission Ticket Entry required)


The Clydesdales’ appearance in Tucson is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches.  Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s.  Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show

Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail.  A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.

A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.

Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian.  In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.

The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo.  They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.