Thank you to this years guest of honor Perci Garner. We were glad to have you visit Newcomerstown, our festival and serve as guest of honor.
Perci Garner, an American professional baseball pitcher and executive director at the Rainbow Connection. Garner will have a full schedule Saturday, not only as the guest speaker at the luncheon, he will also be making an appearance at the Cy Young Run in the morning and Cy Young's grave site following the run. He will serve as our Grand Parade Marshal that evening starting at 6p.m. and around 7p.m. at the Olde Main Street Museum for autograph signing after the parade.
Cy Young Days Festival Committee and Village of Newcomerstown welcomes Perci Garner and his family to our evnet and would like to thank him for his participation.
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Congratulations to 16 year old Hannah Levengood of New Philadelphia, Ohio for being named 2020-2021 Cy Young Days Festival Art contest winner. Hannah captured the committees theme and mission to reflect the fun, tradition, and history of the festival, Cy Young and baseball in her artwork which shows a portrait of Cy Young, doing what he did best, hurling a baseball.
The contest was open to artists of all ages and skill levels. Hannah's art will be featured on festival t-shirts and posters as well as social media channels. She will be presented with a cash prize, t-shirt, signed baseball and more.
Thanks to our 2021 Corporate Sponsors:
Cy Young Days Festival is the 4th. weekend in June.
People travel from all over to the Cy Young Days Festival to enjoy our history, music, games, food, parade, car show, olde timers base ball tournament and more.
All of this would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers. We have many committees that plan the different aspects of Festival weekend. We are working hard to make this annual summer time event better each year.
If you have an interest in our mission, our Village and want to see this Festival continue to grow and are interested in being a part of our team, download the application linked above, fill it out, and bring it to a meeting or turn it into a committee member. We would be glad to see you step to the plate!
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Cy Young Days Festival
Mission and Purpose Statement
Our festival honors Cy Young and the game he loved. The Cy Young Days Festival Committee is committed to promoting the Village of Newcomerstown, our youth, and Cy Young through fun family oriented activities.
The festival provides an environment for all individuals, organizations and athletic teams, with a focus on youth baseball and softball, to come together and advance their groups; growth and success.
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2020-2021 Art Contest Winner - Hannah Levengood
Thank you Scott Longert for visiting with us this year and speaking at our opening Friday night.
Scott Longert is the author of Bad Boys, Bad Times, the Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Pre War Years 1937-1941, (Ohio University Press), No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression (Ohio University Press) published September 2016, Addie Joss: King of the Pitchers June 2016 and The Best They Could Be: The Cleveland Indians 1916-1920 (Potomac Books). Scott’s new book Cy Young: An American Baseball Hero (Ohio University Press) was released in the Spring of 2020 (Ohio University Press).
Scott has written articles for the National Pastime, the Baseball Research Journal, Timeline, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. He is a voting member for the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
He has appeared on WKYC –TV with Jim Donovan, More Sports & Les Levine Time-Warner Cable, WCPN Radio, and radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Scott does numerous presentations at libraries and book clubs in Cuyahoga County and throughout northeast Ohio.
Scott has his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and his master’s degree in American History (Post- Civil War) from Cleveland State University. He is retired from the National Park Service. He teaches part-time at Cleveland Community College East and West. Scott lives in Beachwood, OH with his wife Vicki. more information can be found at: scottlongert.com