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!