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, 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 teams, in our community. 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 and most recently 1993 Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell as our award winning guests.
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 Old Main Street Museum, have your picture taken with life size Cy Young, sign up for the long toss contest, baseball clinic, or try some of our great food vendors.