The Sawmill at Lansdowne


October 16, 2020 - October 31, 2020


Great Lawn

This October, experience a fright at an all-new site.

The Sawmill at Lansdowne is a new, haunted attraction produced by Saunders Farm in partnership with OSEG that combines both in-door and open-air elements as you tour the wreckage from the demolition of TD Place’s South side stands.

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 six day Halloween experience (Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31) with food, beverage, and entertainment.

The Sawmill at Lansdowne 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 theater 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.

See what was found beneath the South side stands.

In 2008, the City of Ottawa began demolition of the South side grandstand at Lansdowne. After the dust settled, workers were astounded to discover a hidden world under the debris. A team was called in to investigate. They excavated an untarnished lumber site from more than a century prior.

Then they made a disturbing discovery… a lost colony of 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…


  • The attraction is available on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31 from 6PM – 10PM
  • Gathering 50 guests/booking time
  • Select dates 95% sold out already!


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