Budweiser Clydesdales parade down Main St.
Thousands of people lined Main Street on Saturday afternoon to watch the Budweiser Clydesdales pull an old-time beer wagon down the road.
The event was one of several Delaware appearances by the horses, which are a highly visible part of the brewing giant’s marketing strategy.
The eight horses arrived at Newark Shopping Center in tractor-trailers, and spectators watched as a team of Budweiser employees spent more than an hour hitching the animals to a red, white and gold wagon.
The horses then made their way down Main Street, led by Clydesdales from New Castle County Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit. The wagon made stops at numerous bars and restaurants, delivering ceremonial cases of beer.
The Budweiser Clydesdales trace their history back to 1933, when they toured the country to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. The company now maintains three teams of horses, stabled in St. Louis, Mo., Merrimack, N.H., and Fort Collins, Colo.
The Budweiser Clydesdales parade down Main Street on Saturday afternoon.
Mayor Polly Sierer and Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen owner Jim O’Donoghue accept a ceremonial case of beer.
A Dalmation stands atop the Budweiser wagon as a team of horses pulls it down Main Street.
A Budweiser Clydesdale is prepared to be hitched to a wagon at Newark Shopping Center.
Brandon Scott and Taylor Scott, 2, watch the Budweiser Clydesdales parade down Main Street.