The vision for the Village Creek Classic Fun Fest is to highlight Village Creek as Silsbee’s greatest recreational asset and promote the sustainable use of Village Creek as a place to congregate, while creating a fun and playful event connecting the nature lover and outdoor enthusiasts.



There are three categories designed to take participants 1-3 hours or 2-4 hours to successfully complete. Participants will be allowed to bring their own kayak/canoe or must rent one.


  • The Adventure Seeker Category is a 10 mile course on Village Creek from Hwy 418 to Baby Galvez, starts @ 9:00am.

  • The Passionate Paddler Category is a 2.5 mile course on Village Creek from Hwy 327 to Baby Galvez, starts @ 9:30am.

  • The Creek Clean-Up Category starts on Village Creek from Hwy 327 to Baby Galvez.  Mesh trash bags will be provided at the start line for participants to pick up trash along the creek and creek bank. Starts @ 10 am and must be off creek by 2:00 pm.

Event Schedule


  • 8:00 AM – Registration/Check-In/Shuttle service begins for Adventure Seeker Race Only

  • 9:00 AM- Adventure Seeker Race begins at Hwy 418

  • 8:30 AM – Registration/Check-In/Shuttle service begins for Passionate Paddler & Clean-Up Races

  • 9:30 AM – Passionate Paddler Race begins at Hwy 327

  • 10:00 AM – Creek Clean-Up Race begins at Hwy 327, following the Passionate Paddler Racers

  • 1:30 PM - All race routes need to be completed by this time

  • *Winners will be announced, and awards given once final times are calculated for that Race.

  • *Note: This is not a professionally timed race, nor is it a qualifier for other races.


  • Participants can register online at and search, “Village Creek Classic” 

  • For more information, contact the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, 409-385-5562 or email

  • Participation cost includes t-shirt, goodie bag, and a meal ticket.

  • Tickets are $40.00/per person

  • If you are renting a canoe/kayak, YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR OWN by calling Big Thicket Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Rental @ 409-786-1884

  • Note: THEY MAY RUN OUT, so reserve your canoe/kayak and register ASAP.

  • All participants must park at the Silsbee RV Park 1041 S Mill Creek Dr, Silsbee, Texas . A free shuttle service is available for spectators, participants, and boats.

  • Awards will be given for the three fastest participants for each race and category. Categories include 2-person canoe, 1-person kayak, and for 2-person kayak for 1st place only for the Adventure Seeker and Passionate Paddler.

  • For the creek clean-up category, awards will be given to the top 3 who collect the most trash in pounds.

  • Awards will be announced at the Winner’s Tent once the results are in. Pictures will be taken of the winners with the Silsbee Board President and the Presenting Sponsor (if available).

  • Meal ticket will be provided for all participants and you choose an item from one of the vendors available. 

  • Information on Village Creek Canoe Trails:

P: 409.385.5562  E:

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