The Village of St. Jacobs

Visit St. Jacobs

Located in the Township of Woolwich, the history of St. Jacobs is steeped in local Mennonite history. It has become a retreat for locals and visitors alike with the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, which is the largest year-round farmers’ market in Canada, as well as the Village of St. Jacobs, which has great shopping, restaurants, and a craft brewery. There are also many roadside stands where visitors can get fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, and much more.

Theatre-lovers can take in a show at Drayton Entertainment’s St. Jacobs Country Playhouse or the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre. Visitors can also hop on board Waterloo Central Railway for a scenic return trip between St. Jacobs and Elmira or enjoy one of their seasonal themed trains.

Each fall, the entire village celebrates the holidays with St. Jacobs Sparkles. Experience the thousands of sparkling lights, the special events, unique shops, and magical feelings a visit to St. Jacobs leaves you with at this special time of year!

Mennonite woman arranging produce at the St. Jacobs Farmers Market copy

Hamel Brooms exterior in St. Jacobs Village

A Mennonite man driving a horse and buggy through the countryside

Exterior shot of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in St. Jacobs

Children on a rollercoaster at the Waterloo Busker Festival

People on the patio at Jacob's Grill

The West Montrose Covered Bridge in Woolwich Township

There’s more to see and do in Waterloo Region