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.
  • 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. Also open Thursdays during July & August. Check their website for hours and other special show dates.

Two horses pulling a carriage.

Farm Tours and More to See and Do

Need help deciding what to do in St. Jacobs?  Our itinerary ideas and excursion suggestions can help you plan your visit in any season. For example, summer through early autumn, take a horse-drawn trolley tour to see a nearby Old Order Mennonite farm. In late winter St. Jacobs Horse-drawn Tours offers a trip from St. Jacobs Farmers' Market to a real sugar bush to see how maple syrup is made, and a chance to enjoy pancakes with fresh maple syrup too.