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, and we are growing every year. The Cy Young Days Festival Committee is committed to promoting the Village of Newcomerstown, Cy Young and all the youth, especially youth baseball and softball. 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, Doug Drabek ,Jack McDowell and this year, Dwight "Doc" Gooden as our award winning guest.
Please come early or stay awhile and enjoy the rides, games and some of the other activities 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 Olde Main Street Museum, have your picture taken with life size Cy Young. Stop in and try some of our great food vendors. Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Cy Young Park and cheer on your favorite team in the Old Timers Base Ball Tournament.