What to do in St Jacobs
In addition to the places you see below, there are some great events in the region to attend, like the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, the Wellesley Apple Butter Festival and Octoberfest in Kitchener-Waterloo to name a few. Don't forget to check out the covered bridge in Montrose too! Lastly, the best time to visit St Jacobs is during St Jacobs Sparkles which takes place the first or second weekend in November.
St Jacobs Farmer’s Market. Every week, 100s of vendors bring you Ontario's farm-fresh foods, crafts, imported goods and most things imaginable, plus amazing ready-to-eat foods. Bring your appetite! This is one of the largest markets in Canada and is open year-round Thursday and Saturday (8am to 3pm) and during the summer it is also open Tuesday. Go early to beat the crowds and be sure to try the apple fritters!
St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway is North Americas finest “O” Scale Layout. Showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950’s. Come see their huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail. Located in the village of St Jacobs. Admission $5 to $8.
The Waterloo Central Railway takes passengers from Uptown Waterloo to the St Jacobs Market and St Jacobs. It is a slow ride, but great for the little ones.
Toy Soup. Yes, we think a visit to Toy Soup is worth the drive. Where else can you find a toy store in a 100 year old building that was once the United Church (the congregation was too big for our building, so they built a bigger church at the north-end of town). We have beautiful windows, high ceilings and a great selection of toys, games and puzzles for all ages.
The Village. After a morning fighting the crowds at the market, why not spend the afternoon taking a leisurely stroll in the village. We have a great variety of unique independently owned shops for all to enjoy. There are handmade goods like the broom maker, pottery shops, weavers and glass makers. In addition there are some wonderful clothing shops and home decor shops. Additionally, the Trans-Canada trail runs through St. Jacobs.
Our favourite things to do in St Jacobs are:
-check out the great shops
-the Stone Crock bakery
-the broom maker
-the silo weavers and pottery studio
-the Mennonite story museum
-the St Jacobs & Aberfoyle railway
-Block 3 brewery
-the Mill Race and riverside trails