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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 such as the Easter Bunny Train, Holiday Steam Trains, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride, or Santa Train.

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