Take in the sights, sounds and smells at Canada’s largest year-round farmers’ market! Shop for local produce, baked goods, crafts, and more, or enjoy ready-to-eat food! Open Thursdays and Saturdays year-round, Tuesdays during the summer.
St. Jacobs has a rich Mennonite heritage that is evident throughout the village. Horse and buggies can be seen driving along streets and on local rural roads. To see them takes you back a simpler time and is a reminder of the rich cultural history.
Enjoy St. Jacobs’ maker culture! From preserves and baking, to the artists who invite you to watch as they create their wares in their village studios, there’s a pride that comes with everything that is made in St. Jacobs!
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market
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Rediscover St. Jacobs! Located in Waterloo Region, and nestled along the scenic Conestoga River, the Village of St. Jacobs is an escape from the everyday. With its many unique shops, artist studios, restaurants, craft brewery and a rich cultural history, there’s a lot to explore in St. Jacobs!
Take in demonstrations and displays at the annual Quilt & Fibre Art Festival, enjoy the holiday magic of St. Jacobs Sparkles, watch professional theatre performances at the historic St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre and much more.
St. Jacobs is surrounded by beautiful pastoral scenery that begs you to go exploring. More than 80 kilometres of trails wind their way in and around St. Jacobs, including the Millrace Footpath — a 2 kilometre path that is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Find out the history of the Mennonite community that calls St. Jacobs home at The Mennonite Story. Watch artists at work in their studios, see O scale model trains as they travel through a 3000 sq. ft. replicated village, and learn the history of local maple syrup production. There’s so much to rediscover in St. Jacobs!
Whether you’re hungry for home-style comfort foods, innovative entrees, homemade baking and preserves or locally crafted beers and coffees, you’ll find whatever you’re craving in St. Jacobs.
Looking for suggestions on what to do while you’re visiting St. Jacobs? Explore Waterloo Region has designed a one-day itinerary to help you experience the best of what the village has to offer!