44: March 26, 2004
the 44th issue of the Bed and Breakfast Traveller, we take you
to St. Jacobs, and the Township of Woolwich, located in the Region of
Waterloo, only 3 kilometres north of Waterloo.
unique, rural villages of Old Order Mennonite Farm Country, feature
the best of picturesque countryside and fine examples of historic buildings,
including Ontario's last remaining covered bridge. St. Jacobs oozes
with over 100 charming shops, craft studios, antiques, restaurants &
inns, historical & cultural attractions. The Visitor Centre -
Telling the Mennonite Story, is located in the heart of the village
at 1406 King St. N. (519) 664-3518. It is a Mennonite interpretation
centre, designed to help visitors understand some unique aspects of
Mennonite history, lifestyle and beliefs, through a short video and
museum. Admission for the video & museum is by donation and at the
Visitor Centre an informative and reasonably priced map for a driving
tour of the surrounding Mennonite farm area is available.
and photograph Ontario's picturesque, but last covered bridge, spanning
the historic, Grand River (a Canadian Heritage Waterway). Take a horse-drawn,
trolley tour and see members of our Mennonite or Amish community as
they go about their daily routine in horse-drawn buggies and wagons
(these people are sensitive about photographs so please be discreet!).
Golf at one of the many local courses, canoe the Grand or wade it in
search of the feisty brown trout that lurk in the pools of this world
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival - April 3, 2004 7.00am to 4.30pm
us in celebrating 40 fabulous years in a fun filled day complete with
wonderful "sappy" treats that delight the taste buds, enjoyable
activities for all ages as well as attractive and alluring products
just waiting to be purchased. We look forward to seeing you on Elmira,
Church Theatre (1376
King Street North, St. Jacobs - For Tickets Call: (519) 664-1134)
Sunday April 18, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $24.00
One of the finest traditional groups ever to come out of Ireland.
-I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: Wednesday September
15 to Sunday October 3, 2004: Tuesday through Saturday: 2:00 PM Friday
and Saturday: 8:00 PM
that tickets to any of the shows above, along with a gift certificate
to one of our wonderful B&Bs, makes a wonderful gift idea for any
County & Area Quilt Festival , May 20 - 30:
35 events in 10 communities. Exhibits, workshops, fashion shows, merchant's
malls, youth quilt block challenge and much, much, more. Visit www.quiltcapitalfestival.com
of call 1-888-804-7909 for more information.
Show Luncheons & Dinners, For Tickets: (519) 576-0841
Sampling Of Quilts & Tea
For The World
Mall & Quilt Market
Quilt Gallery is adjacent to the Maple Syrup Museum. Excellence
in quilting is showcased in exciting exhibits that change every few
months and feature the work of individual artists, groups and guilds.
/ Biking Trails:
you stop at the Visitor Centre in town @ 1406 King St., St. Jacobs,
they have a small booklet that you may purchase for approx $4.00 called
A Guidebook To Woolwich Trails.
the Studios & Shops building in town, you'll find a foot bridge
that will lead you over the mill race to the Mill Race walkway. The
mill race was built at the turn of the century to generate electricty
for the mill located at the corner of King and Front Streets (it is
now shops). Along the 2.5 km walk to the dam you'll see the mill race
on your left and the Conestoga River on your right. It's a flat, smooth,
hard packed surface for walking or biking.
hard packed flat surface trail, runs along the beautiful, Conestoga
River. If you continue under the Conestoga Parkway bridge which is approximately
2-3 km into the walk then it gets a little more rough and you will pass
through farmers' fields where you will have to open and remember to
close gates. This trail will continue to the bridge on the outskirts
of Conestogo and on. Both trails have parts that belong to the Canada
of Kitchener-Waterloo area's exciting events:
On Ice -
April 21 - The Auditorium, Kitchener - Join Kurt Browning, Alexei
Yagudin, Jamie Sale, David Pelletier, and many more in a skating production
that promises to bring exciting and innovative skating choreography
to the ice. Call 1-800-265-6368 for all the details.
- Garden Brothers
Circus- May 15 - 16 - The Aud, Kitchener - An enchanting array of
magical maneuvers by jugglers, dancers, and thrill seekers. Order your
- Ontario Mennonite
Relief Sale - May 28 - 29 - New Hamburg Fairgrounds - Activities
include a silent auction, craft sale, pancake breakfast, quilt auction,
children's auction, antique tractor auction, and much, much more. For
more information call 1-800-313-6226 or visit www.ontario-mennonite-relief-sale.org
- August 25 - 29 - King St., Uptown Waterloo - Unique, long-standing
.the Waterloo Busker Carnival is a volunteer
driven International Street Performers Festival. For more details
1-519-747-8769 or visit www.waterloo-buskers.com
Apple Butter & Cheese Festival - September 25 - Wellesley
- Enjoy the apple butter, apple cider, and pancake breakfast while
walking around the village and taking in the sights: markets, a quilt
auction, a stage coach, tours, a boat regatta, a horseshoe tournament,
... and did we mention apple butter?? Call 1-519-656-2400 or visit
for more information.
Oct. 8 - 16 - For over three decades the twin cities of Kitchener and
Waterloo have hosted North America's Largest Bavarian Festival, and
we invite you to join us for the 35th annual celebration! This nine
day festival begins on Friday October 8, 2004 with a ceremonial "Tapping
of the Keg". Call 1-888-294-HANS or visit www.oktoberfest.ca
- A Christmas
- Nov. 27 to Jan. 2, 2005 - Opening ceremonies on November 27, consist
of a magical candlelit parade down Gaukel Street ending at Victoria
Park where the park Christmas lights are officially turned on. Christmas
lights remain on until January 2. Call 1-800-265-6959 for more details.
Market - Dec. 1- 5 - Bring friends and family, and discover the
true spirit of Gemuetlichkeit in Kitchener-Waterloo! Call 1-519-741-287
for more information.
- Wonders of Winter
- Dec. 4 - Jan. 2005 - We have over 70 displays, both static and animated,
with a total of 100,000 lights. The displays range from Santa Claus,
nursery rhymes, animals, a unique nativity scene and many other surprises.
Call 1-519-725-1086 or visit www.wondersofwinter.ca
for all details.
additional St. Jacobs and area information, please visit their website
& BREAKFAST: A warm and friendly welcome awaits you!
Be our guest
comfortable and cozy accommodation is offered for
your St. Jacobs experience! Our Association offers a unique blend of
BnBs/inns. From restored century village home, country log house and
log cabin, farm guest house, to elegant restored inns. Visit the website
for more information.
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