SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be on the fairgrounds for the entire duration of the 2013 Illinois State Fair.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales back to the Illinois State Fair,” John Skeffington, owner of Skeff Distributing, said. “The Clydesdales are an enduring symbol of Budweiser’s commitment to quality and one said of the world’s most recognized corporate symbols.”
2013 marks the 80th anniversary of the Clydesdales as a symbol of Anheuser-Busch. The draft horses make hundreds of appearances each year throughout the country.
“The Budweiser Clydesdales are always a fair favorite,” State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said. “We are thrilled that they will return so fairgoers can see them up close and personal.”
The Clydesdales will march in the fair’s Twilight Parade on Thursday, Aug. 8. They also will parade everyday of the fair starting at 4 p.m. The Clydesdale’s permanent home while on the fairgrounds will be in the Heartland area by Gate 2.