Country music fans are streaming onto the camping site for the Craven jamboree, west of Regina.

With an estimated crowd of 23,500 taking in the show, the Craven site — for the duration of the festival — becomes Saskatchewan's fifth largest city.

It is also becoming known for its party atmosphere.

"It's basically just another reason to drink," Dylan Hengen said Wednesday. Hengen had camped out at a Regina Walmart before making his way to the Craven site.

"I don't know if you can sum up Craven," Preston Erickson said. "It's a whirlwind of a party I guess."

RCMP have set up a mini-detachment on the grounds.

They are reminding people to drink responsibly.

The music shows begin Thursday.