This is a new public Wi-Fi hotspot installed by Metronet which is providing the service free of charge for 5 years. The hotspot covers both the fairgrounds and the Bradshaw Woods County Park and the Le Center Public Pool.
The Wi-Fi canopy should serve the entire fairgrounds including the fair office, midway and stadium. Coverage in the woods will be spotty depending on how the signal goes through the trees.
It is hoped, for starters, this service will allow for livestreaming events at the fairgrounds, offer avenues of live teaching, provide assistance in emergencies or disasters and assist vendors working at the fairgrounds with sales transactions.
The fairgrounds are located at 320 S Plut Ave, Le Center, and Bradshaw Woods is accessed from the west side of the fairgrounds or at West Derrynane Street, Le Center, MN 56057.
This location is estimated to be active as of December 2020.
Parking is available at the fairgrounds but remain aware that it is private property owned by the Le Sueur County Agricultural Association and no overnight parking is permitted. The Association not only operates the annual county fair each August but rents the grounds from time to time. Please be a good neighbor to the Association. Thank you.
There is almost a half mile of trails within Bradshaw Woods. The trails through the woods are either mowed or on natural terrain, providing a good location for a short walk or hike in the woods. View the Trail Map (JPG).