Old Timers vintage base ball tournament will be back on Sunday of festival weekend at Cy Young Park featuring our local Newcomerstown Cyclones. Come journey back in time to a day when life was a little slower and gentleman dressed in wool caps, knickers and high stockings. This is a recreation of the way our national past time was played in the mid 1800's using the same rules and language of the era during the days of the Civil War. In addition to bleachers being provided, feel free to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon with us. Please brush up on your Old Timers rules, the spectators are also part of the game! We will also have a special guest appearance, don't miss out.
Anyone interested in helping out this year with time, materials, ideas, suggestions, parade entries, vendors, entertainment etc... please feel free to contact a committee member and find out how to become a part of the festivities. Big things are in store for the festival this year. You don't want to miss out on this great summertime celebration, be sure to check us out and stay up to date on facebook.
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, in partnership with Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, 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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JUNE 21-23, 2019
CY'S CITATION by Mark Lewis
First Annual Cy Young Days Festival Art Auction
The first annual Cy Young Festival Art Auction was a success! Thanks to all who participated and continue to support us through this great partnership with Mark Lewis. Stay up to date with Mark is up to through this website and at Mark Lewis art, see link below.
We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Artist Mark Lewis, a modern contemporary portrait artist who was born in Akron, Ohio and now resides in Glendora, California. Lewis's paintings have been shown in galleries all across the United States, and he is a direct descendant of an aunt to Cy Young, the Hall of Fame pitcher from Newcomerstown, whose record 511 victories will never be broken, and whose name is on the award for the best pitcher in Major League baseball each year.
Mark Lewis is one of only a few surviving relatives (and last in his lineage) of baseball legend Cy Young. Lewis is a descendant of Melinda Young (Cy’s aunt) who would be Marks 3rd great grandmother. Cy Young is well known in Newcomerstown and was influential in starting the town’s first little league in the early 1950’s. Now, years later in the same spirit as Cy Young, Mark Lewis is supporting the Newcomerstown Cy Young Festival and its commitment to our community with the opportunity of raise money through the sale of his art. The Festival Committee is committed to the promotion of the Village and its youth. We strive to provide a positive environment, enjoyable activities, and experience for all organizations and participants, with an emphasis for our youth athletic teams (baseball and softball) to grow and succeed.
We are very excited about Mark’s generous donations. Featured is an original work of art, a 30 x 40 portrait of Cy Young titled "Cy Citation". Any money made from the sale of this item or prints will go directly to the Cy Young Days Festival committee to be used for future festivals and projects.
Take this opportunity to support the youth of Newcomerstown and to own a piece of Cy Young's legacy. Contact Dave Shepherd @ 740-294-0336 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.