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Along with the family-friendly activities, the scary seasonal attraction Fearlandia is open nearby.

FILE - Dogs in costume, like this pretty princess pup, are welcome at Bridgeport Village on Saturday.It's the spookiest month of the year, and Bridgeport Village is getting into the spirit of the Halloween season with special events and activities during the month.

The Halloween fun starts next weekend, with "Yappy Halloween" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Center Court. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs — there will be a canine costume contest, games, and treats for people and pooches alike. No registration or entrance fee is required for this event, which is sponsored by Pet Wants PDX and California Pizza Kitchen.

On Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., children ages 12 and younger can come to Center Court to decorate a small pumpkin courtesy of Bauman's Harvest Festival. Supplies are limited.

Tickets are on sale at concierge services for an Oct. 21 event, the Monster Mash Morning, which includes crafts, games and music, as well as breakfast. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. All proceeds will benefit Chelsea's Closet, which provides dress-up costumes and apparel for sick children at local hospitals.

Bridgeport Village's big public Halloween event is on Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Villains in the Village will provide photo opportunities with some of the scariest, most diabolical bad guys in pop culture. There will also be a costume contest, games and music. Attendees are encouraged to donate a new and unworn costume to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation and receive a free gift in return.

Bridgeport Village is located at 7455 S.W. Bridgeport Road in Tigard.

Not at (or affiliated with) Bridgeport Village but located just up the road, Fearlandia is returning for a second year. The frightening haunted house sets up alongside The Circuit Bouldering Gym in Tigard, at 16255 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Road.

Fearlandia promises to be "even scarier" this year. It's open from 7 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. General admission is $18. Guests are also encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division, which provides food and clothing to people in need.

The haunted house is not recommended for children younger than 14, and parental supervision is required.

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