Familiar sightings in La Crescenta such as roving robots and dogs in festive outfits were joined by uncommon visitors such as the world’s largest breed of porcupine on Saturday at the ninth annual Hometown Country Fair.
The event brought together many kinds of foods, live acts, carnival rides and critters at Crescenta Valley Park, but many visitors were just happy to see their neighbors on a weekend outing.
Resident Leanna Levine came to see her daughters — a gymnast and a cheerleader — perform.
“It’s just been real fun for all the girls to see their friends here from school and I’ve seen a few of my friends here. It just feels really good; it’s a real hometown feel,” she said.
Many breeds of canines were brought by their owners, and most of the pooches strutted in single file around the park during a dog parade.
Margaret Armstrong stopped by with her pit bull/Labrador mix and said she was glad to have a new setting where her pet could mingle with others.