Sometimes Iowa can be so wonderfully cliche. The Iowa State Fair is basically 11 straight days of some of the most wonderfully cliche Iowa imagery the imagination can conjure up. I was lucky enough to spend four or five days out at the fairgrounds covering the event. Plenty of people claim that Iowa's state fair is unique. In fact, after 11 days you get a little tired of hearing about it. But after some in-depth research (lots of people-watching and my share of fried, batter-dipped, chocolate-covered "food") this state fair aficionado can attest to the obscurity that's on display here in Iowa. Everything is over the top and cliche. Although that may sound like a snide let me assure you it is a compliment of the highest order. Don't believe me? Please review some of my favorite moments from the 2013 State Fair.