The mane event: Clydesdales to parade through campus

Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser Clydesdales are an enduring symbol of Budweiser’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality. The hitch team’s upcoming visit to St. Louis is one of hundreds it will make this year. The Budweiser Clydesdales date back to April 7, 1933, when they delivered a case of Budweiser to the White House in celebration of the repeal of prohibition of beer. (Courtesy image)

The Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales are making a special appearance on the Danforth Campus. The historic hitch dates back to April 7, 1933, when the team delivered a case of Budweiser to the White House in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition. (Courtesy photo)

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make a special appearance on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis Friday, Oct. 7, ahead of the presidential debate.

At 1:30 p.m., the full hitch is scheduled to depart Brookings Hall and then parade around the campus with Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton riding on the wagon. Proceeding down Forsyth Blvd., the hitch will follow a route leading to the front of the Athletic Complex, where Anheuser-Busch brewmaster Rob Naylor and Doug Bailey, vice president of industry affairs, will present a commemorative crate of Budweiser to Chancellor Wrighton.

Those 21 and over in the Washington University community can enjoy Anheuser-Busch beers, including Lilly’s Lager, a special batch beer brewed exclusively for the St. Louis presidential debate.