Little Chute is a village in Outagamie County, Wisconsin, United States. The name is a semi-anglicized version of the original French name La Petite Chute (Little Falls), in reference to rapids on the nearby Fox River. The town was founded as the mission of St. John Nepomucene in 1836 and eventually saw the arrival of thousands of Dutch immigrants, creating a unique Catholic Dutch-American community. The population was 10,476 at the 2000 census. It is the home of The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival and the Dutch festival of Kermis.