Budweiser Clydesdales to visit north Mississippi

 More than just a mascot, the Clydesdales have been an integral part of Anheuser-Busch for more than 80 years. (submitted photo)
Staff Writer

The Budweiser Clydesdales, a tradition originating from Anheuser-Busch beginning in 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in April.

Mitchell Distributing will bring the eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red beer wagon, to Columbus, Tupelo, and Starkville during their tour. The first event will be on Wednesday, April 18, in downtown Columbus with the hitch making beer deliveries to downtown restaurants and bars starting at 5 p.m.

There will also be public viewing at Leadership Plaza from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

On April 19, the Clydesdales will be in Starkville to kick off Super Bulldog Weekend. Starting at 5 p.m., the hitch will be available for viewing in downtown Starkville and then at 6 p.m. they will start making beer deliveries throughout the Cotton District.

The hitch will come to Tupelo on April 20, and make deliveries to downtown accounts starting at 5 p.m. and then will be at Fairpark from 6 p.m. until 7 pm for public viewing opportunities.

The Clydesdales will close out their week by attending the Wings Over Columbus event on April 21 and April 22.

Times for appearances during this event will be announced at a later date.