Dubbo Show Society expects to break-even on last weekend's 146th Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show which could have cost up to $750,000 to stage.
Show secretary Sue Hood reports that accounts are still flowing into the show office at Dubbo Showground, which hosted the three-day show.
"A show normally costs us anywhere between $600,000 and $750,000," she said.
"We really won't know the final figure until the 30th of June."
Mrs Hood said free entertainment at the annual show cost between $85,000 and $100,000.
In 2019 tickets were selling online for $13 and at the gates of the show for $15.
Free entertainment at the 2019 show included the Brophy Bros Circus, live music, street entertainment, woodchopping, speed shearing, fireworks, yard dog trials, showjumping, pavilion displays, farmyard nursery, livestock judging, the Great Lego Building Challenge and the ShowTime FMX motorbikes and utes performing stunts in the centre ring.
"Where would you go and see that for $15," Mrs Hood said.
The society's biggest outlay for free entertainment this year was ShowTime FMX, which drew a big crowd on Saturday night, followed by the circus.
Feedback from people at the show suggested to the show secretary that the circus and the Great Lego Building Challenge were the most popular of the free events.
"It is the first time the Leggo challenge has been here and it was very popular," she said.
Mrs Hood said the annual show budget covered a range of services including security and cleaning.
"We rely heavily on sponsors," she said. "It doesn't matter if they give $10, $20 or $20,000."
The show secretary said the annual show had turned a profit in the past but in 2017 and 2018 had ended up breaking even.
Ticket sales and entries are still to be finalised for the 46th Regional Australia Bank Dubbo Show.
"Last year was the first year we hit the 20,000 people coming through the gate," she said.
"Hopefully, we will hit that number again.
"We had three good days. We were blessed with the weather."
In 2017 the show attracted 6845 entries and in 2018, 6000 entries.
"I would nearly have to say the entries even though we are in drought were very similar to last year," Mrs Hood said.
Planning for the next show has begun with Mrs Hood receiving an email on Thursday asking "when are the 2020 tickets going on sale?"