The Sawmill at Lansdowne


October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020


Great Lawn

Saunders Farm and the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group (OSEG) partner to produce new Halloween Festival at Lansdowne. Tickets on sale Friday, March 13th, 2020.

Saunders Farm, famously known for its Haunting Season and FrightFest, which takes place each fall on its family-owned and operated farm in Munster, will be building a new haunted attraction as part of a two day Halloween experience (Oct 30-31) with food, beverage, and entertainment, located at Lansdowne in partnership with OSEG.

“The Sawmill at Lansdowne”, the name of the attraction, will feature the largest, longest, most terrifying walking experience produced by Saunders Farm to date. Guests will be exposed to the latest in scare technology, over a dozen live actors, and street theatre performances before and after their visit all taking place on The Great Lawn, located on the south side of the historic (and spooky) Aberdeen Pavilion.

The backstory on “The Sawmill at Lansdowne”:

In July 2008, the City of Ottawa began demolition of the lower south-side Grandstand at Lansdowne Park. After the dust settled from the controlled implosion, site workers were astounded to discover a hidden world under the debris. An archeological team was called in to investigate. They excavated a complete, untarnished lumber site from more than a century prior.

They also made a disturbing discovery… A lost colony of Lumberjacks and Millworkers from early Bytown days who have not had outside contact for more than a century…. In October 2020, this colony will be opened up to the public for the first time.

Attendance details:

  • Halloween Weekend, October 30 (Friday) and October 31 (Saturday), 2020 from 6pm – 10pm
  • Only 1,600 tickets available per night, 200 tickets per 30-minute trip through the attraction
  • Tickets are on sale at midnight this Friday, March 13th, 2020 (Friday the 13th) and are expected to sell out quickly