Hometown Country Fair is Coming!
Forget the spring cleaning. Postpone the “honey do” list. Just clear your calendar on Saturday, April 16. There’s something for everyone in the family at the CV Chamber’s 11th Annual Hometown Country Fair in Crescenta Valley Park. And it’s free!
For the car enthusiast, there will be a Legends of Hot Rods forum starting at 9 a.m. in the park’s community room. (The Fair doesn’t officially start until 10 a.m. but the public is invited to attend the free forum at 9). Dave McClelland, voice of the National Hot Rod Association and La Crescenta resident, will once again host the event. This year’s speakers will be Steve Gibbs, one of the founding fathers of the NHRA, Jim Miller, a renowned journalist who has documented the birth of the hot rod, and local resident Kenny Sapper, one of the early champions of circuit racing and current owner of a NASCAR supply business. It should be an interesting look at hot rod history. Afterwards, peruse the vintage cars on display within the park grounds.
For the music and dance lover, entertainment will begin around 10 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. with performances by the Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band, the Rosemont Middle School Jazz Band, Rosemont Cheers, Djanbazian Dance Academy & Choir, the Little Gym Jets and Mini-Jets, Master’s Tae Kwon Do Club, rock bands Faith Alone and Desperate Measures, and the Hiza Yoo Korean Fan Dance & Drum Dance. Early in the day, join in as the national anthem is sung by Dana Ryan.
For the kids, carnival rides, giant inflatables and a rock climbing wall will be available all day long. A pie eating contest will take place midday – no adults allowed to participate! There will be booths featuring art projects and other fun activities. And the CVHS robotics team usually brings their team robot – always fun for the little ones.
For the shopper, check out our over 80 booths, many with unique items for sale. Support your local artisans and cheer on the volunteers from the many active non-profits in our community.
For the animal lover, the annual dog parade is always a hoot. Bring your pooches in their best outfits or au natural for a parade around the park led by Crescenta-Cañada Pet Hospital director and certified pet lover J.D. Speas. And, of course, there will be lots of cute critters in the petting zoo.
And for the food lover – aren’t we all? – we’ll have fresh barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, kabobs, Korean barbecue, ice cream, kettle corn, shaved ice and more. You won’t go hungry at the Fair!
A few days before the event, check our website for a schedule of the day’s activities. Or, on the day of the Fair, check in at the CV Chamber booth for a rundown. We’ll be just over the bridge at the Dunsmore entrance to the park. Be sure to buy a raffle ticket … or 10! We’re giving away a big screen television and an iPad!
Finally, don’t forget about the free shuttle service from Bob Smith Toyota or the Park & Ride at Lowell and the 210 Freeway. Handicap parking is available near the entrance to the Fair. The CV Chamber wants this to be a day of fun for the whole community so come on down!
Legends Of Hot Rods * National Anthem Sung By Dana Ryan * Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band * Rosemont Middle School Cheers * Rosemont Middle School Jazz Band * Djanbazian Dance Academy & Choir The Little Gym Jets & Mini Jets * Pie Eating Contest * Master’s Taekwondo Club * Faith Alone Band * Dog Parade * Desperate Measures Band * Hiza Yoo Korean Fan Dance & Drum Dance