I could hear Amber squee from a cube farm away when I emailed her about this, so I'd better post it here.
The Second Annual Yarn Shop Hop appears to be a yarn crawl/scavenger hunt were you visit 7 different LYSs around the Twin Cities and enter to win prizes and such. It's happening October 12-14 this year and will take us to exotic locations such as Burnsville and Excelsior. It looks like a good time, and I volunteer to drive. Who else is in?
There's more info in this PDF.
p.s. I think it's fair to say that the yarn diet is suspended whilst participating in this event