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The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will be featured in a parade Aug. 30 on Lander University’s campus.

Eight of the horses will be hitched to a red, white, and gold beer wagon from 7 to 9 p.m. at the new fountain and green space on Willson St. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are excited to have the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales here in Greenwood to help us kick-off the 2019-20 athletics calendar,” said Lander athletic director Brian Reese in a news release. “Lander Athletics invites the Lakelands and surrounding communities to Lander’s campus ... for this unique showcase in what is sure to be a memorable evening for our community.”

The gargantuan horses have been a symbol of Budweiser since 1933, when the beer giant decided to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, and now make hundreds of appearances each year as they travel around the country.

They travel in groups of 10 and each horse can consume as much as 20 to 25 quarts of whole grains, minerals and vitamins, 50 to 60 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.