Christmas in the Barn, an annual holiday market, is popping up near Marietta in a few weeks.
Returning vendors come from places as close as Ardmore and as far as Louisiana selling home decor, clothes, gifts, holiday decorations, and accessories. The Enville Church Ladies, a local church group, serves food and sells whole pies during the two-day market.
Don Minyard and his partner Lee Totzke started organizing the market about nine years ago. They’ve kept it small, with about eight vendors a year.  
“It’s really a community event,” Minyard said. “It’s 80 percent brand new, so even if someone came last year, they’ll have plenty to choose from.”
The event doubles as a can drive for the Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma and a
fundraiser for Enville Community Church. Last year, the market collected 6,000 cans of food.
“They don’t want anything fresh, of course,” Minyard said. “They recommend anything canned, and things like peanut butter.”   
Minyard and Totzke run two businesses, The Sunday House and The Uncommon Touch. They specialize in Christmas items, carrying nearly everything except large trees and lights.
The market will be located about eight miles east of Marietta, at 3028 Olen Road. There will be signs directing guests to the location. Parking and admission to the market are free. The market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov.17 and 18.
The market is open on Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday. Minyard said people often gets the dates mixed up, causing some holiday angst.  
“We always get these poor people who show up on Sunday, not realizing, and they’re always so disappointed,” Minyard said.  
Visit https://www.facebook.com/Christmasinthebarnok for updates leading up to and during the market.