St Jacobs Ontario is a big tourist attraction with shops
restaurants and a theater.
My husband and I lived in St Jacobs at one point and loved its
small town atmosphere.
Known for Mennonites, and its farmers market that is open Tuesdays
Thursdays and Saturdays, St. Jacob's is more than just another quaint
Many people drive to St. Jacobs for the day to walk the main drag with
all of the unique stores. There are dress shops, hobby shops
shops. There are home interior stores as well as pottery and art.
The clothing shops tend to cater to a more middle aged, sophisticated
clientel as opposed to being young and trendy.
There is a hardware store, the blacksmith shop, an antique
market and Artifacts, an architectural salvage shop. There
are also specialty food stores like the back shop or the Meats and
There is a farmers market as well as the stockyards, indoor vendors
that range from meat vendors to handmade items.
Across the street from the St. Jacobs Farmers Market is the outlet mall
that features retailers like Levis, Lego, Jones New York and Paderno.
This is also where you will find the St. Jacobs Best Western and the
St. Jacobs Theater
Many tourists come to St. Jacobs looking for a glimpse of old order
Mennonites. While Waterloo County countryside is full of Mennonite
farms, the best place to learn more about the faith and lifestyle is a
display talking about the Mennonites in the neighbouring area.
One of the best things about St. Jacobs as a day trip is the options
available for lunch. There is the Stone crock, Benjamins and
right in the heart of town also the Jacks restaurant and the Harvest
Moon just on the outskirts of town.
There are lots of options for places to stay Benjamins Inn , The Best
Western and many B&Bs There is also a spa for some
who might like to
take that in for the weekend.
St Jacobs Ontario is definitely a place to put on your list.
The outlet mall is open daily from 9:30 am to 9 pm through the week and
as early as 8:30 am on the weekends, whereas downtown stores are open
from 10 am to 5pm.
The St. Jacobs Farmers Market is open Thursday and Saturday yearly from
7 am to 3:30pm and Tuesdays in the summer from 8 am to 3 pm.