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.