Regardless of what you might think about it, the state fair is a cornerstone of American summer entertainment. Apple pie, country music, blue jeans, fried-Twinkies-on-a-stick, tractor pulls -- it's all thoroughly American, and you know exactly what you're getting into if you decide to go. It's dirty, the animals stink and the heat is oppressive, but the spectacle of it is purely entertaining and if you just go with the flow, you can have a lot of fun. It's practically a rite of passage, one of those things you must do in the neverending quest to say: "Seen it all," or "Been... More >>>