Family Fun Area

Fun for the Whole Family

We have exciting news that will create more opportunity at this year's Horseradish Festival. The IHRF is moving from Woodland Park to beautiful Uptown Collinsville! The Family Fun Area will be open Friday, June 1st, 11 am – 10 pm; Saturday, June 2, 10 am – 10 pm.

The Budweiser Clydesdale

History of the Budweiser Clydesdales

In April 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition of beer.

Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the company also arranged to have a second six-horse Clydesdale hitch sent to New York to mark the event. The Clydesdales drew a crowd of thousands on their way to the Empire State Building. After a small ceremony, a case of Budweiser was presented to former Governor Alfred E. Smith in appreciation of his years of service in the fight against Prohibition.

This hitch continued on a tour of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, thrilling thousands, before stopping in Washington, D.C., in April 1933 to reenact the delivery of one of the first cases of Budweiser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Shortly after the hitch was first introduced, the six-horse Clydesdale team increased to eight. On March 30, 1950, in commemoration of the opening of the Anheuser-Busch Newark Brewery, a Dalmatian was introduced as the Budweiser Clydesdales’ mascot. Now, a Dalmatian travels with each of the Clydesdale hitches.

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Wild Time Exotics Petting Zoo

We bring the licensed and insured zoo to you!
We bring our animal ambassadors to your location to captivate and educate the audience with our WILDLY entertaining animals. We're sure to make your event one to remeber with our mesmerizing and enthralling animals!

Meet Collinsville's K-9 Unit

The department's patrol dogs are all a variation of the shepherd breed. Each dog cost between $6,000-$8,000, according to Collinsville police Lt. Rich Wittenauer. The dogs are provided with their own specially equipped air-conditioned patrol car with his or her name etched on the side and each has a kennel provided by the police department at its handler's home. Wittenauer said the department uses its forfeiture fund (money seized from criminal activity) to buy and maintain the patrol dogs.

Each patrol dog is partnered with a human police officer who acts as its handler. The handler cares for his dog both on- and off-duty and receives a stipend that equals 45 minutes of time-and-a-half pay each day to cover the time it takes to feed and maintain their dogs. Each dog and its police partner undergo six weeks of training together by Belleville Police Department K-9 officer Brian Dowdy, who also owns a training school.

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Columbus the Magician

VENTRILOQUIST- LAZHIRA DAVIS AND MICKEY MOUSE

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM SMALL STAGE FAMILY FUN AREA
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Carnival Games

Face Painting

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Climbing wall

Sandy's Candy

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Bungee Jumping

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