If you have any questions let us know, but this should cover most of it.

2020 Awards & Prizes

Grand Champion: $500

Ironman – $750

Reserve Grand: $200

Ironman – $350

Each Category will have a 1st-5th place cash prize winner!

1st Place: $200

Ironman – $250

2nd Place: $150

Ironman – $175

3rd Place: $100

Ironman – $150

4th Place: $75

Ironman – $100

5th Place: $50

Ironman – $75
Ironman 6th Place – $50



IRONMAN is a full-blown KCBS / PA State Championship BBQ Competition to test your skills as a barbecue pit master! WITHOUT the benefits of electrical controls or unlimited meats to select from!

What does that Mean

It means you are with Meat, Charcoal, Wood, Meat, Thermometer, Matches, and Smoker!

No Gurus, Stokers, Digital Stay-In BBQ, Oven, or Roasting Thermometers, Rotisseries

No Remote Meat Thermometers, LP Gas Tourches, No Pellet Cookers, Electrical Vacuum Marinators


That means we will only allow in your cooler: (1) Pork Butt, (1) Rack of Ribs, (1) Brisket, & (7) Pieces of Chicken (one to taste)

Why Should I choose This Format

Save $400.00 off the Entry Fee and get in for only $200.00
Increase your winnings! IRONMAN pays more!
Bragging rights and fun! Test your skills! Are you really a Pitmaster or a Poser?

Do I Have to Do The Ironman format?

Absolutely NOT! This is entirely voluntary and will help you save money via a reduced entry fee and make more money via higher prize payouts, but that is entirely up to you! But if you commit to doing it, you must do it or face the possibility of disqualification.

Peoples Choice Event – The Wing Thing

Benefitting the American Cancer Society – Redneck Outlaws and required for all teams in the Competition; the PEOPLE’S CHOICE Contest will be judged by the public. 10 lbs. of Chicken Wings will be provided at no cost to each participating team on Friday, April 10th during the team Captain meeting at 6p. BBQ’d wings will be picked up from each team at 11a Sat April 11th and will be submitted for People’s Choice judging. At the end of the event, the IRONMAN People’s Choice Winner will receive FANTASTIC prizes including cash!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Register a Team

Click here to download the 2020 Application

Please make sure all items are filled in or circled, as we are unable to process an incomplete application.

Please make sure all items are filled in or circled, as we are unable to process an incomplete application.

When you are done, return this completed application  to Mason-Dixon BBQ via Fax to 866-314-9123, or email to as soon as possible.

If space is still available we will email you with payment details and you will have 7 days to make payment for your spot in THE IRONMAN.

What are the Pesky Rules?

Rule’s can be annoying, but here they are!

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Do I Have To Do Wings?

Yes. It’s for charity and we provide the wings – 10lbs split and tipped. Cook them any way you want, it’s a crap shoot at best! We ask that you stick to the IRONMAN spirit when cooking these and use charcoal/wood. You can fry them if you can get your oil hot enough over a wood/charcoal fire…and yes, it has been done many times in the past. The Redneck Outlaw folks will come to you and get the wings around 10:45a. When you get your wings, you will also get a ½ pan to put your turn-in wings into. And it is a double-blind format.

Can We Stay Overnight until Sunday Morning?
Absolutely! You can stay as long as you want! Just let us know and please don’t leave a mess.
Can I cook 7 whole chickens for the chicken turn-in?
Absolutely, but you have to cook them whole. Then if you want to turn in set pieces, you have to trim them from the whole COOKED birds. Good luck with that.
Will water be available?
Yes. We will have a sink set up and (3) water stations available.
Can I bring a generator?
Knowing the IRONMAN, I certainly would! You can use electric for anything except prepping, cooking, or turn-in. If it has to do with your cooker or your food, no electric!
Are you doing FREE pizza and beer on Friday night again this year?
Yep, we have free pizza and beer and Boat Drinks for all teams/team members until we run out. We’ll also do steak tasting like we did last year as well. That was pretty cool! Everyone is encouraged to hang out and socialize.
Can I leave my rig here for INTERSTATE BBQ the next week?
Yes, but I need to know about it ahead of time.
Are you having an SCA Steak Cookoff on Friday again this year?

Absolutely! The Grandfather (Ha.) of the Steak Cookoffs in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Region, we’ll be having the 3rd Annual “Raising the Steaks” Cookoff again on Friday, April 10th! Only this year – IT’S A DOUBLE!! That’s right; we are doing an early and a late competition! You can register for one or for both! It’s up to you!
For additional details or to register, go to

Mason Dixon, P.O. Box 153, Shady Grove, PA 17256