Country Thunder is taking over Craven this weekend. The four-day country music festival swells the population of the small town to make it the size of one of the biggest cities in the province.

The gates to the campgrounds opened Tuesday, and many rushing to get the prime spots ahead of the concerts. The music starts Thursday night and lasts until Sunday.

This year, the festival is introducing new rules concerning bags which will be allowed in the grandstand and Main Street area. Backpacks, large purses, camera bags and coolers are no longer allowed at any Country Thunder Festival, including the one at Craven.

The bags which will be permitted include clear plastic bags, one-gallon freezer bags and small clutches.

This year, the festival is being headlined by Big and Rich Thursday, Dierks Bentley Friday, Chris Young on Saturday, and Luke Bryan closes everything out Sunday night.

More Local News

Q&A with Acclaimed Artist Michael Lonechild

“The last time I had an art show in Estevan, I was 19 years old,” acclaimed Saskatchewan Cree Artist, Michael Lonechild, told Discover Estevan Friday evening. “I had my first show here,” he…

Payton Sernick And Family To Receive Support From Believe In The Gold Run

The second Believe In The Gold run in Regina kicks off Saturday morning, with all funds raised going straight to support the families of those undergoing cancer treatments. In the southeast, the…

Estevan Emergency Personnel, Airport Manager Attend Regina Mock Emergency Exercise

Estevan's Fire Chief, EMO Coordinator and Airport Manager were able to observe the operations around a large scale emergency during the Regina Airport's mock scenario held earlier this week, bringing…

Glow Run Lights Up the Night

The Glow Run for the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, that started off at Rotary Hall down at Woodlawn Park, was a huge success. Amber Anderson one of the organizers, "We had 22 participants, this was…

Co-op Fuel Days a Big Success

Estevan was certainly feeling good at this year's Fuel Good days as they raised just over $6,000. "It went great," shared Tannis Armstrong with Southern Plains Co-op. "We sold between the two…

Rainy Day Yesterday Was Needed For The Energy City

Estevan received a total of 18.3mm of rain yesterday. Terri Lang with Environment Canada, "that's a good rain, it hasn't rained for a while in Estevan. There's actually been 32.7mm of rain for this…

Record Holder on Ultra Journey Makes a Stop in Estevan

For some, running a marathon is a lifetime accomplishment in itself. For Pete Kostelnick, he's done one by noon every day. The 'ultra runner' is already in the record books for his determination, but…

Saskatchewan's First Large-Scale Wind Energy Site Approved

The first large-scale wind energy project has been approved in the province, bringing the Sask Government's plan to see a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 a little closer.…

EPS Investigating Suspicious Vehicle At Cactus Park

A few minor incidents required the attention of the Estevan Police Service over the Thursday night shift. "Earlier in the evening we were looking into an incident where somebody saw a vehicle driving…

Rainy Weather Places Hold On Harvest- Crop Report

The Crop Report is in and with the rain, it hasn't been the best week for producers to harvest. Crop Specialist Daphne Cruise explains, "It was a fairly cool and wet week for most of the province, so…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login