Things To Do In St. Jacobs Country

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Experience Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market, Mennonite traditions, rich rural landscapes, and the creative community of St. Jacobs.


  • St. Jacobs Farmers' Market is Canada's largest year-round farmers' market! Find local foods, baked goods, meats, cheese, preserves, and other delicious edibles, as well as local crafts and housewares galore.
  • The Mennonite Story Visitor Centre provides a fantastic introduction to aspects of the Mennonite faith and culture.
  • The Village of St. Jacobs — one of Ontario's earliest settled communities — is brimming with gift and clothing shops, a boutique bakery, pottery studio, gourmet foods, craft brewery, coffee roastery and places to eat.
  • St. Jacobs Sparkles is a 4-day celebratory kick-off to the holiday shopping season in the village of St. Jacobs, November 16 - 19, 2017.
  • The Quilt and Fibre Art Festival showcases exceptional work displayed beautifully in galleries, halls, churches.
  • The West Montrose Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in the area spanning 198 ft. across the Grand River. Just 15 minutes from St. Jacobs.
Model trains on a track.


See North America's finest O-scale layout, with over 3,000 square feet depicting Southern Ontario during the 1950s when Steam and Diesel locomotives co-existed. Open Saturday & Sunday, April 29 - December, 2017. Check their website for hours and other special show dates.

victorian carollers in St. Jacobs village

St. Jacobs Sparkles! A Holiday Event, Nov 16 - 19

The Village of St. Jacobs is thrilled to invite you to St. Jacobs Sparkles, a celebratory 4-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Outdoors, enjoy wandering carollers, a visit with Santa, horse-drawn trolley, warm up barrel; good old-fashioned cheer. Park free at the outskirts of town and enjoy a luxury chauffeured limo-bus ride to downtown Thursday and Friday nights. Instore, merchants roll out the welcome mat with once-a-year savings, instore promotions and merriment. Come be our guests!