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Large Groups and Buses

With so much to see and do, the St. Jacobs Market District is a great destination for groups. Let us help make the experience a memorable one for your guests.   

Reservations are highly recommended and can be arranged by the form below:

Groups that book between May and October will be welcomed by a Market staff member who will give a brief overview of the Farmers’ Market and provide each guest will a map for use at the Farmers’ Market. The driver and tour leader will also receive a free reusable tote.     

Map of bus parking area at St. Jacobs Farmers' Market

If coming from the 401; take Highway 85 North and exit at Regional Road 15. -Turn Left off the ramp and left again at the second set of stoplights ( King St. and Weber St. intersection). Bus parking is located via the NORTH ENTRANCE which will be the FIRST DRIVEWAY ON YOUR LEFT

Parking and Other Important Information

  • Bus parking is located via the NORTH entrance.  Staff will help guide buses into place.

  • For pre-booked buses, a greeter will come onto the bus and provide guests with a brief overview of the Market and distribute a map and coupon booklet to each guest.   

  • While TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS are the best days for large groups, buses and large groups are welcome SATURDAYS as well.

  • The three market buildings are open all year and contain over 200 food, artisan and retail vendors.  Outside, while there are a select few farmers’ and vendors who remain open all year, the outdoor market is at its best from May until the end of October.    

  • There’s always something going on at the Market – visit our calendar of events for a full listing.  

  • Be aware the size and terrain (all asphalt) of our property and should remind visiters to be prepared for the weather and walking

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Looking to add on to the Farmers’ Market experience?  

Most guests prefer to explore the Farmers’ Market at their own pace and enjoy getting caught up in the vibrant environment. We typically find guests need between two to three hours to see everything the Market has to offer however, if time permits, there are several add on experiences that we can help coordinate to elevate the experience for your guests including: 

A guided tour of the Mennonite Story. This small onsite museum provides guests with a brief history of Mennonites, both past and present and includes a 15 minute presentation on Old Order Mennonites.

An hour long wagon ride tour of the rural countryside surrounding the Market (guided by Elmira Wagon Rides) 

Private seating – outdoor and weather dependant.  Limited availability

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