CY YOUNG DAYS FESTIVAL
Cy Young was born March 29, 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio, near Newcomerstown. Being a farm boy he worked hard at his chores but tried to find time for baseball. Farm work kept him strong all of his life, which in the off season and after his retirement, was spent in the Newcomerstown area. There is a display of Cy Young memorabilia in the Temperance Tavern Museum located in Newcomerstown.
The Cy Young Days Festival is held each year at Newcomerstown, Ohio.
The festival honors Cy Young and the game he loved. We are a small festival in a small community but we are growing every year. In past years we have been honored to have Len Barker, Kevin Ritz, Rich Rollins, Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins, Dean Chance, Jim Perry, Vern Law, Bob Turley, Denny McLain, Mike McCormick, Vida Blue, Bret Saberhagen and Doug Drabek as our award winning guests. Our Special Guest for, 2017 will be 1993 Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell. He will speak at our Luncheon and be honored as our Grand Parade Marshall on Saturday June 24. He will meet with fans and sign autographs following the parade.
Please come early or stay awhile and enjoy some of the other activities, games and entertainment. Try your hand at a replica barn door ball toss challenge just as Cy Young himself learned to throw, catch a video presentation at the Library Annex or step back in time at the Old Main Street Museum, have your picture taken with life size Cy Young, sign up for the long toss contest, or try some of our great food vendors.