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P.O. Box 260      Colby KS 67701    785-460-4593
Thomas County Fair Theme:
Improvement Projects
The Thomas County Fair Board is trying to improve the Thomas County Fair Grounds every year.  However, these projects take time and money. If you would like to contribute in anyway, please contact us.  Any kind of donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!! 
​We're working on improving our
fairgrounds with various projects
around the grounds.  Our current project is a new livestock arena! 
2019  Fair Dates : July 22nd - 27th
Need a great way to promote your business?  Why not set up a booth during our fair?  Booths are located in the Commercial Building and every night people will be walking through to make their way to the grandstands.  What a great way to be noticed.   Please let us know if you would like to set up a booth or if you have any questions. 
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Campground Rates
- Daily is $30.00
- Weekly is $200.00
- Monthly is $500.00 for full service
- Dry camping is $20.00 per day  
                           $350.00 per month.
Contact Greg Griffin for more information
Lyman G Bear was born and raised in Thomas County on his parents' (Lloyd and Lorraine Bear) farm north of Brewster, Kansas, where he still resides and farms wheat, corn, milo, feed and cattle. Lyman graduated from Brewster High School. He was a member of the Prairie Gem 4-H Club from 1963-1972 and was enrolled in a variety of projects including; Wheat, Swine, Market Beef Gardening and Woodworking. 

Lyman married Dorthy Annette Bourquin in 1979 and they have four children: Lucas, Mary, Quentin, and Rose. Dorthy was a 10 year member of the Gem 4-H Club from 1963-1973.

Lyman became a 4-H Leader when his oldest joined 4-H in1987 and continued as a Beef and Ag leader through 2010, was the 2016 Friend of Extension, and the Bear family was the Thomas County 4-H Family of they Year in November 2004. They were also the community leaders of Brewster Prairie Gem 4-H Club for many years. His children Lucas, Mary, Quentin, and Rose were all 10 year members of Brewster Prairie Gem 4-H Club. 

Lyman became beef superintendent at the Thomas County Fair in 1994, continuing through present day and was recognized as having served as beef superintendent for 20+ years in 2015. He has enjoyed working with his children and other 4-Her's throughout the years. He ahs also served on the Barrett Township board for many years as well as previously serving on the Farm Bureau