Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer George Fox is returning home to play a free community concert on Jan. 21, courtesy of The Stockmen's and a Canadian Heritage grant.

You'll have to stay tuned for more details on how to secure tickets, but in the meantime, a chance for you and four friends to enjoy dinner with our very own country star will be up for grabs at the sold-out Stockmen's Dinner and Auction this Saturday night, Oct. 29.

"You can bin on an exclusive meal for yourself and four friends to have dinner with George at Fence and Posts," says Scott Grattidge, executive director of the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation.

It's just one of a handful of items being auctioned off live that night by auctioneer Rod Morrison.

Grattidge says if you don't have a ticket for the evening to bid on the live auctions, you can phone in and place a proxy bid.

In the meantime, there are many other great items up for bid right now. Grattidge says there are over 80 items online that were donated by various businesses and individuals. To take a look and place your bids, go here.

It's the first time the Stockmen's has been able to hold the annual event live since 2019.

As for George Fox, this is the first time he's performed in Cochrane since the 2013 Canada Day celebration that coincided with the 25th anniversary of FCSS.

His performance is part of a two-day celebration. Grattidge says Stockmen's wanted to bring the community together and celebrate with a little Western culture.

"The Cochrane RancheHouse will turn back into the Western Heritage Centre for a couple of days and we're having a Bunkhouse Bonanza with the Friday being for school kids and the Saturday being for the general public, and then we'll wrap it up on the Saturday night with the concert with George Fox."

Expect to hear much more about this soon.

Scott GrattidgeStockmen's executive director Scott Grattridge stands among a selection of the items up for grabs in the auction.