The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale team will be pulling the iconic beer wagon into downtown Auburn and Opelika making deliveries to local businesses on Oct. 4 and 5.
The Clydesdales are set to arrive at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, Oct. 2, where they will be housed for the duration of the week. The team will parade through downtown Opelika on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and downtown Auburn on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5–7 p.m. both days.
The horses are coming to Auburn at the request of local beer wholesaler Adams Beverages for their new warehouse grand opening, according to Adams Beverages Marketing Director Lauren Carmack. Adams Beverages provides beer to Auburn and Opelika restaurants and bars such as Moe’s Original BBQ, Niffer’s Place, The Hound and 17-16.
“They’ll not only be parading, but they’ll be stopping and doing some beer deliveries to each of the stores,” Carmack said of the Clydesdale team.
“We had to book them way in advance,” she said. “We put in a request about a year ago to have them here for our grand opening.”
Jessica Kohn, Auburn’s downtown coordinator, said she thinks there will be a big public turnout to see the Clydesdales.
“We’re very excited about it, and we think that it’s going to draw a lot of crowds,” Kohn said. “It’ll be great too for the businesses.”
For their public appearances, the horses and beer wagon will be trailered from the vet school to the town on three 50-foot tractor trailers.
“We will be parking those right in front of Skybar on the street,” Carmack said. “So anyone who wants to come from four to five, they can get really cool videos of them pulling the horses off of the tractor-trailers and then hitching them up.”
Kohn said the Clydesdales may make another appearance on Saturday, but that has not yet been confirmed.